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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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Desirous to dispel entirely this timidity, and to open a trade with the simple inhabitants of the hut, who, he did not doubt, had furs somewhere concealed, the captain now drew forth that grand lure in the eyes of a savage, a pocket mirror.
The bargain was soon concluded, whereupon the Indian, removing a pile of bushes under which his valuables were concealed, drew forth the number of skins agreed upon as the price.
Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into long stalks, lifted up sap in noiseless streams, opened petals, and sucked out scents in invisible jets and breathings.
And when he saw one of our number present himself somewhat before the rest, he drew forth a little scroll of parchment
The fair warrior perceived their miscarriage, and immediately from her fair bosom drew forth a deadly sigh.
Mademoiselle opened the drawer and drew forth the letter, the topmost one.
They regarded this wonderful application of science with intense admiration; and whilst I was stitching away, old Marheyo, who was one of the lookers-on, suddenly clapped his hand to his forehead, and rushing to a corner of the house, drew forth a soiled and tattered strip of faded calico which he must have procured some time or other in traffic on the beach--and besought me eagerly to exercise a little of my art upon it.
and with these words the bride drew forth the finger and shewed it to the assembled guests.
and the little girl drew forth a long knife, from a crack in the wall, and let it glide over the Reindeer's neck.
Pickwick could scarcely forbear smiling, but managing to preserve his gravity, he drew forth the coin, and placed it in Mr.
Snodgrass drew forth his handkerchief, with undisguised emotion; and Mr.
Then he drew forth his pocket-book and took out a paper of smaller size than those he had dismissed.
So saying he drew forth the miniature from under his wing.
She resented the doubt with quick jealousy, and, opening the bottom drawer of the chest, drew forth a battered portfolio.
But at night came his revelry: at night he closed his shutters, and made fast his doors, and drew forth his gold.