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draw forth

To display something to others. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "forth." I drew forth the paperwork that proved that the company owed me money.
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draw something forth

to pull something forward or where it can be seen. Carl drew a booklet forth and began to show it to the people sitting on either side of him. She drew forth her pocketknife and threatened the bandit.
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References in classic literature ?
IN youth I have known one with whom the Earth In secret communing held-as he with it, In daylight, and in beauty, from his birth: Whose fervid, flickering torch of life was lit From the sun and stars, whence he had drawn forth A passionate light such for his spirit was fit And yet that spirit knew-not in the hour Of its own fervor-what had o'er it power.
At least half a dozen more were severally drawn forth from the same box, and surveyed with equal pleasure; besides rings, brooches, bracelet, and other articles of jewellery, of such magnificent materials, and costly workmanship, that Oliver had no idea, even of their names.
Such an interview, perhaps, would have been more terrible than even to meet him as she now did, with the hot mid-day sun burning down upon her face, and lighting up its shame; with the scarlet token of infamy on her breast; with the sin-born infant in her arms; with a whole people, drawn forth as to a festival, staring at the features that should have been seen only in the quiet gleam of the fireside, in the happy shadow of a home, or beneath a matronly veil at church.
So powerful seemed the minister's appeal that the people could not believe but that Hester Prynne would speak out the guilty name, or else that the guilty one himself in whatever high or lowly place he stood, would be drawn forth by an inward and inevitable necessity, and compelled to ascend the scaffold.
Oh, Memory" fixes upon a central, haunting image drawn forth from the speaker's boyhood: "a small child's black suit / Last seen with its pants / Dangling from a high beam / In your grandmother's attic.
Reconsider how you educate, and how you think about education, because everyone will learn more when the collective team experience is drawn forth.
The antibodies drawn forth by the hepatitis B vaccine specifically target the surface antigen protein.
Like that healing mysteries didn't fall on you but rose up, drawn forth simply by your paying attention to the lives of others.
So rooted is this comprehension of the native vision that it has recently drawn forth a book that sets out to oppose, or at least qualify, this social interpretation of the vision process.
Satire is ultimately about some reality and is drawn forth by something of importance touched by some exaggeration or banality.
And I will find that the love of Christ in my brothers and sisters, loving me in return has drawn forth the image and reality of Christ in my own soul.
It is interesting to speculate that if the often blundering, immature and bull-footed Henry VIII had approached Catherine of Aragon differently, he might not have drawn forth her imperious, defensive and intractable obstinacy: 'a frank discussion of the succession problem and an appeal to her co-operation might have produced a very different response' - and how different in consequence so much history would have been
But there is a darker ideal carried by the etymology of the term, which means "draw forth" (from the Latin pro-trahere), as if through an act of metaphysical extraction, the person were drawn forth onto, or "captured by" the paper.