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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIVES

I can well believe it, for he drives a Hispano-Suiza in the Bois every afternoon.

And even for me the lonesomeness of it drives me 'most crazy sometimes.

Went out with him on some of his drives while he made his calls, you know.

Cyrus drives home the conscience of indebtedness la Portia v. Shylock.

In the course of our drives we went to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson's house.

But it is noticeable that he does not refer in that poem to the winter drives to meeting.

Now many coachmen as drives a first-rate team'd put it on and try and pass 'em.

Sometimes she drives oxen, and I believe she invariably makes her own clothes.

Some drives and walks had been designed—what will not landscape gardening do?

“I think it will be better if Lafe drives,” objected Isobel.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.