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verb as in subject to some process of separating or distinguishing

verb as in blow away

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The blasts of adversity were necessary to winnow the spurious and false away, and to leave the tried and true behind.

The corn thrashed out is cleared away by the men, others winnow it, others heap it, others supply fresh layers.

These had lived there so long as to be able to winnow the chaff and throw the refuse off.

Wer't nae for thy girning face I would knock the big, winnow the corn, and grun the meal!

This seems unlikely, unless it can be shown that Winwaloe and Winnow or Winoc were the same person.

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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to winnow, such as: analyze, discriminate, distinguish, separate, and sift.

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