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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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That which at first was only rumor, soon became certainty, as orders passed from the quarters of the commander-in-chief to the several corps he had selected for this service, to prepare for their speedy departure.
Whoever made that patchwork quilt, from which Scraps was formed, must have selected the gayest and brightest bits of cloth that ever were woven.
Without haste, he replaced them in the pouch, tucked the latter into his shirt, selected a cigaret from his case, lighted it and rose.
The dogs selected for Jerry's ancestors had been the brave ones, the up-standing and out-dashing ones, who flew into the face of danger and battled and died, but who never gave ground.
I had cherished a hope that his victims would find an opportunity to escape while filling our water-barrels, but Wolf Larsen had selected his spot well.
The party--some twenty--had been selected by Sviazhsky from among the more active new liberals, all of the same way of thinking, who were at the same time clever and well bred.
I sat down in the hall to wait for my answer--and, having always a few tracts in my bag, I selected one which proved to be quite providentially applicable to the person who answered the door.
With rotating fixtures, the casting can be manipulated in any position and the saw blade may be twisted to selected angles to meet unique cutting patterns.
The first products offered through EMC Select include tape libraries, host bus adapters (HBAs) and selected connectivity products, which are available in configurations that have been EMC E-Lab Tested and qualified for interoperability.
We also describe how to seal off certain parts of the database so they are accessible only to selected users.
PITTSBURGH -- Select International, a global provider of human resource assessment solutions, was selected by Guardian Industries Corp.
Make sure the Food database connection is selected by clicking on the down arrow until you find it (see exhibit 6, page 51).
The stocks included in each Select Sector Index were selected by the compilation agent.
A user can define as many as three separate, simultaneous conditions that must be met to make selected cells change appearance.
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