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  • v. To move away.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
  • v. remove by drawing or pulling


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  • Just as in the Papacy, those things which are called sacraments, are lifeless phantoms which draw away deluded souls from the true God.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • I also believed that if our manufacturing institutions could be so far protected as to draw away a considerable portion of those engaged in agricultural pursuits into our factories, those employed in factories would require to be supplied with bread-stuffs by the farmer, and that a domestic market would thus be created which would adequately reward the labors of those who continued in the pursuit of agriculture.

    Life and Opinions of Julius Melbourn; with Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, and Several Other Eminent American Statesmen

  • Or was he, like the old States 'Rights Party, going to draw away traditional southern Democrats still loyal to the old party?

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • In frustration, he led a diversionary attack on the Persian-held city of Myndus ten miles to the west, hoping to draw away some of Memnon’s troops from Halicarnassus.

    Alexander the Great

  • "But if they're sending great numbers of troops north-even if it is to draw away some of our forces-shouldn't that concern us?"

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • He opposed Robinson and McClure speaking in Greencastle (You remember they ran around the County like two fools discussing the principles, policy and candidates of the American party) but they would speak; and when McClure was in the midts of his speach he went and set on fire a chimney in his own house to draw away the crowd and break up the meeting, and that too at the risk of destroying the house and contents as the chimney was quite dirty and the roof dry.

    Franklin County: [Anonymous] to Edward McPherson, October 16, 1860

  • Kahlan explained how Jagang's ruse of troop movements was meant to work and how its true design was to draw away a good-sized force so as to leave those remaining behind weaker.

    Men Don't Leave Me


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