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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIVE

"I wonder that you take her to drive with you," suggested Philip, sympathetically.

"It is a great deal worse to drive without her," said the impetuous lady.

Then drive on; if there had been, I wouldn't have travelled a mile with her.

When we get to the circle of 'em, because they're all round the cabin, we'll drive at 'em together.

Austin listened to her reminiscences and turned the talk to the drive.

"You promised to drive with me," he said, following her to a chair in which she sat.

I have a mile's drive up town to take, and I think the exercise might be good for you.

The drive was a long and anxious one; it seemed to her all the time as if the horses could not get on.

It was almost eight when he turned the car into the drive of the White Springs Hotel.

This drive is an excellent preparation for an exploration of the Lozre.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English drifan "to drive, force, hunt, pursue; rush against" (class I strong verb; past tense draf, past participle drifen), from Proto-Germanic *dribanan (cf. Old Frisian driva, Old Saxon driban, Dutch drijven, Old High German triban, German treiben, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban "to drive"). Not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Related: Driving.

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