drive away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drive away force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings "Drive away potential burglars","drive away bad thoughts","dispel doubts","The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
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    “Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.”
  • St. Basil
    St. Basil
    “Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.”
  • Canon Lindsay Dewar
    Canon Lindsay Dewar
    “Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.”
  • Sir Fred Hoyle
    Sir Fred Hoyle
    “Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.”

Usage

In literature:

What did you drive away?
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
His flagship leaped away at full drive, while the enemy seemed to grow on the screen.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
A sleeping man drives away a fly without waking.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Two blacks employed in driving away the flies that are getting numerous.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Father Cuno, hearing him, drives him away, begging Max to think of his bride and to pray to God for success.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
We never let the herd get it if we can help it, and if they do we drive them away from it.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
He sent the hero forth upon a sixth adventure, commanding him to drive away the Stymphalides.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Such may dwell in other houses: Drive away to other houses.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
WISE M. Whom would I drive away?
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
Sunny Boy watched him put it in the wagon and drive away.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
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In poetry:

"I often think how the angels
Are near us both night and day,
Let us prevent evil passions,
From driving them far away."
"The Time Of The Singing Of Birds Is Come.” Solomon's Song, 2:12." by Frank Barbour Coffin
The meek-eyed sons of far Cathay
Are welcome round the board;
Not greed, nor malice drives away
These children of our Lord.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
When I walk through the shades of death,
Thy presence is my stay.
A word of thy supporting breath
Drives all my fears away.
"Hymn 11" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer's ear?
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
"How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds" by John Newton
With stick, and stone, and weapon mean
She drives the wretch away,
And then, with fluttering heart, pursues
Her solitary way.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Ah! deeply do I bless that word!
It drives my gloomy fears away;--
I kneel upon the dreary snow,
And bid my God be praised for aye.
"The Wintry Days" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Police said he threatened two women with a gun and demanded they drive away.
Cultural forces are driving men away from traditional responsibilities.
William Russell Foster, 77, of Sandhurst Drive, Zanesville passed away at 4:15 am Monday August 27, 2012 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House.
Melton Davis Lusk, 72, of 235 Hunnicutt Drive, Walhalla, SC, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at his residence.
"One of those pills could drive you crazy, so we have done away with a million of them," said Rogers.
Various options are available to fill your weekend calendar, some in town and some a short drive away.
About a million people were a block away, on Market, and everyone with an ounce of sense knew not to try to drive downtown.
A map shows the intersection of North Bank Drive and Matthews Avenue where a man reportedly fired a shotgun into the air and ran away on Saturday, Sept 15, 2012.
The full weekend closure of the Doyle Drive approach to the Golden Gate Bridge is still about two weeks away, but starting Monday night, there will be a nightly one-lane closure northbound from San Francisco to Marin County.
Driving a green Chevrolet Blazer, he first robbed a Valero gas station on Potranco Road about 10 pm, getting away with about $30, police said.
Ora Belle Williams, 92, of 127 Rosetta Drive, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, at her residence following a brief illness.
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction.
Overwhelming response to Home and Away Food Drive.
If you think paying $4 for a gallon of gas is ridiculous and long for the days when gas cost a quarter, consider this: 93 years ago you could pay just 25 cents and drive away in your Oldsmobile or Studebaker with a gallon of gas.
Phyllis Jeanne Roberts, 83, of 682 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Warren Manor.
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In science:

First, to test whether hypercycles can drive away initially embedded parasites, we start with randomly assigned initial concentration containing molecules of all species (case A).
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
It turns out that even if parasites are initially embedded, spiral cores avoiding infection of parasites in the early stage can drive away the parasites by radial growth of the spiral waves (see Figs. 2(a–c)).
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
The parasite-like species 2 in Fig. 6(a) survives because the flat generated by a short hypercycle cannot effectively drive away its parasites contrary to the spiral generated by a long hypercycle.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
The parasite outcompetes spirals or the spirals drive away the parasite depending on choice of parameters.
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
In the experiment, the polished side of the drive mass was facing away from the test mass.
Constraints on Yukawa-Type Deviations from Newtonian Gravity at 20 Microns
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