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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIVING

To be with those she loved best, and to be driving over the beautiful earth!

Austin and I have the most important business to transact at Witherby, so he's driving me over.

Driving with me is no great catch, perhaps; but a promise is a promise.

He's been scheming, ever since I told him you were coming, to get out of driving in to meet you.

Well, it was Martin himself who was driving her to such thoughts.

The pursuit had a malignant pleasure in it: we knew the men we were driving before us.

Driving, swimming, rowing, and other manly sports should be favored.

Steve Webster was driving Doxy Morton in his mother's buggy.

I go out at daybreak, driving the oxen to field, and I yoke them to the plough.

Johnson and Clawbonny looked at each other, wondering what the captain was driving at.

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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