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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAW

I have left a separate fund in a savings bank for her to draw upon.

It were a pity, if all this outcry should draw no customers.

May she draw a husband, while drawing her water, as Rachel did of old.

You see what you draw upon yourself by excelling all your sex.

How'll they know that it was luck—that my gun stuck in the holster—and that you jumped me on the draw?

That, at least, is a legitimate inference to draw from the history of life on this planet.

A partner has the right to draw out any, or all, of the partnership funds.

But this time, instead of letting her draw away, he put out his arms and caught her to him.

"I had to draw it a bit fine," declared Langdon, with apologetic remonstrance.

Take courage, then, and draw at once the knife from the wound.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *draganan "carry" (cf. Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).

Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c.1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c.1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).

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