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This was apparently a witticism; at any rate, it elicited roars of laughter.

From these grim revelers Cornish elicited a good deal of information.

But after this he has no more to say; the answers which he makes are only elicited from him by the dialectic of Socrates.

The sound which elicited this exclamation was a loud "Hollo!"

The character of one individual was, however, elicited in this affair.

As was his custom, he began to enquire whether any good could be elicited from all this evil.

It was elicited that she had not been allowed to see the English miladi.

Soon smoke began to appear, then a few sparks were elicited, and then a gentle flame rose from the dust of the charred wood.

The rest of the crew were examined, but nothing was elicited from them.

Kennedy did so, and elicited large sparks with quite a tingle of a shock.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin elicitus, past participle of elicere "draw forth," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -licere, comb. form of lacere "to entice, lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see lace (n.)). Related: Elicited; eliciting; elicits; elicitation.