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drop from (something)

1. Literally, to let go of something from a higher point. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." Because I dropped the box of Christmas ornaments from the top of the stairs, they all broke.
2. To release or exclude someone or something from something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drop" and "from." So many good dancers auditioned this year that we had to drop you from the team, unfortunately. I need to drop advanced calculus from my schedule as soon as possible because there's no way I'll get a passing grade in that class.
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drop someone or something from something

 
1. . Lit. to release someone or something from some higher point. Galileo proved that two objects of different weights dropped from the same height will reach the ground at the same time.
2. Fig. to exclude someone or something from something. We had to drop Sally from our guest list. The professor was forced to drop the failing students from the course.
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References in classic literature ?
Lecount emanate from Noel Vanstone instead of from himself.
The magistracy, being equally the ministers of the law of the land, from whatever source it might emanate, would doubtless be as ready to guard the national as the local regulations from the inroads of private licentiousness.
Dantes was confused and silent at this explanation of the thoughts which had unconsciously been working in his mind, or rather soul; for there are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.
On D'Artagnan's lips there played one of those rare and melancholy smiles which seemed to emanate from the depth of his soul -- the last trace of youth and happiness that had survived life's disillusions.
Some electrical influence seems to emanate from your form.
Though our eyes instantly turned toward the spot from which the voice seemed to emanate, there was no one in sight, and I must admit that cold shivers played along my spine and the short hairs at the base of my head stiffened and rose up, as do those upon a hound's neck when in the night his eyes see those uncanny things which are hidden from the sight of man.
Once or twice in a lifetime we are permitted to enjoy the charm of noble manners, in the presence of a man or woman who have no bar in their nature, but whose character emanates freely in their word and gesture.
And when Bragelonne, ardent, angry, and melancholy, spoke with contempt of royal words, of the equivocal faith which certain madmen draw from promises that emanate from thrones, when, passing over two centuries, with that rapidity of a bird that traverses a narrow strait to go from one continent to the other, Raoul ventured to predict the time in which kings would be esteemed as less than other men, Athos said to him, in his serene, persuasive voice, "You are right, Raoul; all that you say will happen; kings will lose their privileges, as stars which have survived their aeons lose their splendor.
All life emanates from Komal, since the substance which feeds the brain with imaginings radiates from the body of Komal.
It was Werper, the murderer, who in the still of the night had heard far away upon the trail ahead of him a sound that had filled his cowardly soul with terror--a sound such as he never before had heard in all his life, nor dreamed that such a frightful thing could emanate from the lungs of a God-created creature.
The offering of a reward like this, if it emanates from the source which I suspect that it does, gives a solid foundation to my theories.
The mildness I have mentioned seemed to emanate from her whole being.
A personality of smallness and egotism and petty underhandedness seemed to emanate from the letters themselves.
From an incorrigible heathen, with a heart as black as his practices, Ra Vatu was beginning to emanate light.
Before Avis Everhard was born, John Stuart Mill, in his essay, ON LIBERTY, wrote: "Wherever there is an ascendant class, a large portion of the morality emanates from its class interests and its class feelings of superiority.