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Definition to select from among many — usually to reject
  • What he had burned had been nothing more than an illusion with a title page on top , blank pages interspersed with written rejects and culls.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Cull me, Marcia had written.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The seriousness of such an occasion is directly proportionate to the number of bodily emissions you are asked to cull for analysis.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • They were brandishing crude weapons culled from the debris of construction: jagged shards of glass, torn-off chunks of rebar, concrete blocks.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Cut off my hair, took my clothes, and put me in a pen outside with the others for a culling.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • With the candles she'd finished boxed for transport to her shop, she began to set the ones she'd culled out on shelves.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • They use the plagues to cull the population of weak genes, the same way the Trials pick out the strongest.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • "Hey, cull," he called in loud voice, "ain't ye goin' to cough up a drink?"
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The term comes from the fourteenth-century French trier, "to pick or cull," and was first used to describe the sorting of wool according to its quality.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The following is a sample culled from fifteen minutes of conversation between two young men aged about eighteen in June 2003.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Be nice if he culled some Freys too.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • They'd stand by and watch the culling.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He culled them, sorted out what he would think when he got up there-he would allow them to blossom once he had climbed up the stairs.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Her rising rate of breathing gave way to moans and sighs and woman-sounds that culled forth a measure of something sweet and taut within me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • "The whole city is cull of idiots thinking they've been containing the virus.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The word is well culled, chose, sweet, and apt, I do assure you, sir; I do assure.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • From what she culled from the media she built a picture of its participants.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • ROXANE: Must I then bid thee mount to cull this flower?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • He had spread every scrap of information he could cull from the files to every post in Europe, placed agents in the Paris-London-Amsterdam axis on alert.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • "Sometimes diseased plants must be culled to preserve the whole garden," said Valentine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass

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