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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of undraw.


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  • When I undrew the curtains and looked out of bed, I saw him, in an equable temperature of respectability, unaffected by the east wind of January, and not even breathing frostily, standing my boots right and left in the first dancing position, and blowing specks of dust off my coat as he laid it down like a baby.

    David Copperfield 2007

  • But when I undrew the curtains, and found myself farther deluded by another false heart, whose help I implored, and in the midst of fields, and soon after the lights put out, I pierced the night air with my screams, till I could scream no more.

    Sir Charles Grandison 2006

  • Being unwilling to interrupt you, I contented myself at first with putting my eye to the Keyhole; But as I could see nothing by this means, I undrew the bolt, and while your back was turned to the

    The Monk 2004

  • With a hand trembling through eagerness, he undrew the bolts, and was rushing forward, when he perceived that a lock withheld his passage.

    A Sicilian Romance 2004

  • Rogue Riderhood was soon roused, and soon undrew the bolt and let him in.

    Our Mutual Friend 2004

  • He undrew the curtain, and saw her laying in a profound sleep, her cheek yet wet with tears, resting upon her arm.

    The Romance of the Forest 2004

  • Montoni did the same; but Emily, who could not sleep, undrew one of the little curtains of the gondola, and looked out upon the sea.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho 2004

  • The Peking Hotel was like an austere Ritz with arctic air-conditioning and a huge shopping arcade and curtains that drew and undrew electrically.

    The Speaker Of Mandarin Rendell, Ruth, 1930- 1983

  • Abel undrew the string and took out a woman's wristwatch with a rectangular case, a round dial, and a gold mesh band.

    The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza Block, Lawrence 1980

  • "Good speed! cried the watch as the gate-bolts undrew"

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4 William H. Elson


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