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Sample sentences for the GRE study word elicit

elicit can be used as a verb

1.His indifference to fire was sufficiently remarkable to elicit a word of remonstrance from Mr. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2.I had calculated with certainty on this step answering my end I felt sure it would elicit an early answer. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.Vassenka, lying on his stomach, with one leg in a stocking thrust out, was sleeping so soundly that he could elicit no response. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.There were a number of adhesive young men who endeavoured to elicit from me my views on America while the boat was approaching the dock. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
5.I had often endeavored to elicit from my companion what had first turned his mind in the direction of criminal research, but had never caught him before in a communicative humor. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6.I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7.Up the broad flight of shallow steps, Monsieur the Marquis, flambeau preceded, went from his carriage, sufficiently disturbing the darkness to elicit loud remonstrance from an owl in the roof of the great pile of stable building away among the trees. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8.Though unable to give a complete answer to them, we may show--first, that his views arose naturally out of the circumstances of his age and secondly, we may elicit the truth as well as the error which is contained in them. - from The Republic by Plato
9.His determination to cram down their throats, or put 'bodily into their souls' his own words, elicits a cry of horror from Socrates. - from The Republic by Plato

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