A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses.
But imagination can transcend the work of fancy, and compare an image drawn from the external world with some spiritual truth born in the mind itself, or infuse a series of images with such a spiritual truth, molding them as needed for its more vivid expression.
That action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal struggle of discordant powers draws out the ---- of the universe.
We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side.
A crowd may be drawn by mere curiosity; some strong, pervading excitement is needed to make it a mob.
A great man ---- bravely, and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good.
After having drunk each placed his bottle on the mantelpiece within hand’s reach and drew in a long breath of satisfaction.
The blinds would be drawn down and Aunt Kate would be sitting beside him, crying and blowing her nose and telling him how Julia had died.
Then he drew off his glove, produced a small book from his waist, licked the lead of his pencil and made ready to indite.
We may say that the hitherto foreconscious train of thought has been drawn into the unconscious.
Prepositions: To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.
But immediately he drew back the hand he held out for the cross.
It is now drawing towards the sunset; Mina's uneasiness calls my attention to it.
So I was sent upstairs to Peggotty to be made spruce; and in the meantime Mr. Murdstone dismounted, and, with his horse’s bridle drawn over his arm, walked slowly up and down on the outer side of the sweetbriar fence, while my mother walked slowly up and down on the inner to keep him company.
e., none of the single numbers is drawn for a disproportionately long time.
Mr. Bateman, I am not a Christian—God knows I would be one—but I have carefully read the Bible, and I do not so understand this book,” and he drew forth a pocket New Testament.
It shows most clearly the movement of the desire to possess, of catching hold and drawing toward oneself, generally toward the mouth, as does the suckling child its mother’s breast.
The boundary between what is coarse and what is not may not be drawn at any particular point.
Then all the Cratchit family drew round the hearth in what Bob Cratchit called a circle, meaning half a one; and at Bob Cratchit's elbow stood the family display of glass.
No definite boundary can be drawn between skill and habit, and we may, perhaps, say rightly, that skill is possible only where habit exists, and habit is present where a certain amount of skill has been attained.