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Go out with his ball on the common—and you have drafted a child at his play!

As soon as it is drafted, I will make copies for America and Paris.

You knew they'd drafted my boy and you wanted to make sure he didn't get clear.

Two troops of dragoons were drafted at once on the same day into the capital.

Investigation, comparison, and reflection are then drafted for a solution.

He drafted papers which were, one after the other, adopted by the Massachusetts Assembly.

Good God, sir, can't you realise that any day now you may be drafted?

The best talent in America was drafted into the service of the several States.

I've drafted this out for Mr. Jerrold, if you'll just look at it.

The next day, he drafted Izzy and Gordon for a trip outside the dome.

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.

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