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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAFT

When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.

In the first draft of his will Shakespeare did not mention his wife.

We left it slightly ajar to create a draft; the night was warm.

He puzzles and puzzles, and asks me did I bring the draft, and was that your writing at the bottom of it?

One of the Julias went in this draft, but all the rest of us were kept at Halifax.

One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.

Nevertheless, the excitement created by the draft did not subside at once.

Since we met, I've written the first draft of a novel, which is unreadable, and a play.

The draft, needless to say, was the more welcome of the two.

But this particular year—the year in which this chronicle begins—no draft had been received.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, spelling variant of draught (q.v.) to reflect change in pronunciation. Among the senses that have gone with this form of the word in American English, the meaning "rough copy of a writing" (something "drawn") is attested from 14c.; that of "preliminary sketch from which a final copy is made" is from 1520s; that of "flow of a current of air" is from c.1770. Of beer from the 1830s, in reference to the method of "drawing" it from the cask. Sense in bank draft is from 1745. The meaning "a drawing off a group for special duty" is from 1703, in U.S. especially of military service; the verb in this sense first recorded 1714. Related: Drafted; drafting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRAFT

accompanied

verbgo or be with something
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