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select from someone or something

to make a choice from a group of people or things. You will have to select from the people we have asked to interview with you today. They told me that I had to select from what you have in stock.
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select someone from something

to choose someone from a group of people. You will have to select a new secretary from the available pool of workers. I selected Ted from the applicants I had at the time.
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select someone or something as something

to choose someone or something to be something. The voters selected Alice as the county treasurer. We selected Acme as our main distributor.
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select someone or something for someone or something

to choose someone or something for the benefit of someone or something. You need a helper, so I will select someone for you. Jane selected a car for her husband.
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References in classic literature ?
So the boy pipes, as he selects it from his change, and throws it on the counter.
The Scottish magician, you said, was, like Lucan's witch, at liberty to walk over the recent field of battle, and to select for the subject of resuscitation by his sorceries, a body whose limbs had recently quivered with existence, and whose throat had but just uttered the last note of agony.
If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days.
And the prince that lacks this skill lacks the essential which it is desirable that a captain should possess, for it teaches him to surprise his enemy, to select quarters, to lead armies, to array the battle, to besiege towns to advantage.
I have often been favoured with the confidence of these select natures, and find them to concur in the experience that great men are overestimated and small men are insupportable; that if you would love a woman without ever looking back on your love as a folly, she must die while you are courting her; and if you would maintain the slightest belief in human heroism, you must never make a pilgrimage to see the hero.
The other is the maturity and experience of that; if that is our mother tongue, this is our father tongue, a reserved and select expression, too significant to be heard by the ear, which we must be born again in order to speak.
Sviazhsky comically imitated the tearful discourse of the marshal, and observed, addressing Nevyedovsky, that his excellency would have to select another more complicated method of auditing the accounts than tears.
I am now living, for economy's sake, in a little town in Brittany, inhabited by a select circle of serious English friends, and possessed of the inestimable advantages of a Protestant clergyman and a cheap market.
We had a meeting that evening of the Select Committee of the Mothers'-Small-Clothes-Conversion-Society.
Jane visits the Select Quality Care Web site of her HMO, and selects the Surgical category and hip replacement procedure.
6 automatically selects whether to use hiragana, katakana or kanji automatically, the end-user can purposely select from the three writing scripts by using specially designed voice commands.
Depending upon which IPM option a user selects, the Solo Select T1 DSU can track up to 32 or as many as 96 DLCIs.
Few, however, use an even more powerful related function, Subtotals, which--in addition to simple adding--counts, multiplies, calculates an average selects the maximum or minimum of a set of numbers and calculates standard deviation or variance from the mean,
Jane accesses Select Quality Care through her health plan Web site or employer's intranet and selects the surgical category and hip replacement procedure.
PeopleSoft Select gains exclusive Reseller, Outsourcing and