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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: draw, forth
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Conscience thus points to the fundamentally religious nature of the human person and thereby draws forth the necessity of duty--toward both others and the divine reality.
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Building on the insight that these novels "take place between catastrophes, in the space after the initial catastrophe and [before] the `catastrophe' which follows: death" (38), he elaborates four incompatible hermeneutic frames--"the imperial, the Jungian, the existential (in Camusian, Heideggerian, and Jasperian versions), [and] the Freudian" (72)--to demonstrate that it is precisely this peculiar "being between" of their narratives that inexorably draws forth multiple, mutually exclusive readings.
An immigrant killing people with a gun draws forth the predictable suggestion that if people weren't free to take the perfectly innocent actions that contributed to the tragedy's occurrence - in this case, immigrate and own a gun - then we could ensure such tragedies never happen again.
Like authors to whom he has been compared, such as Augustine, Pascal, and Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard draws forth from the treasure house of Christianity many insights old and new, leaving no possibility unexplored.
Oskar's voice is shrill enough to shatter glass, and his passion is banging on his tin drum, which has properties by which he draws forth memories from the past and complains about shortcomings in the present.