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educe

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Definition to develop or evolve from a latent or potential state (can be something physical or an understanding)
  • We were unprepared, but enthralled by the story educed by her question.
  • I dispute, in particular, the reason educed by mathematical study.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • educed = developed
  • They used DNA educed from remains of the jaw.
  • By sampling fully developed vortices, a statistically significant coherent structure is educed.
  • He liked to educe comment from the untalkative man, draw him forth, make him understand that his wish to be friendless was not readily respected here.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Sancho said to his master, "Senor, I have educed my wife to let me go with your worship wherever you choose to take me."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • By bringing jealousy into play, he had caused the truth to burst forth in wrath, he had educed the justice of revenge.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The eternal art, educing good from ill, Grafts on this passion our best principle: 'tis thus the mercury of man is fixed, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mixed; The dross cements what else were too refined, And in one interest body acts with mind.
    Alexander Pope  --  Epistle II of An Essay On Man
  • From the paintings over which his elaborate fancy brooded, and which grew, touch by touch, into vaguenesses at which I shuddered the more thrillingly, because I shuddered knowing not why;—from these paintings (vivid as their images now are before me) I would in vain endeavor to educe more than a small portion which should lie within the compass of merely written words.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • You have just missed your opportunity to be an educable child.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • If you prove you are an educable child, maybe Chairman Jin will put you back in the exhibition for the end of summer.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • If you want to make a clean break with your black family, then you can be an educable child and we will welcome you to our revolutionary ranks.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • I would never be an educable child again.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • I had almost stopped trying to be brave, to be an educable child.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • "Induced, you should say, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "not educed."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • An Educable Child
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • It is firmly believed by whites (and many middle-class blacks) that street talk or ghetto language is merely bad or lazy English, or that Americans who grow up speaking it are stupid or uneducable.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in uneducable means not and reverses the meaning of educable. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • And so let us bless the fates that have thrown you upon these dreadful shores, giving me the opportunity to influence your educable youth with my not unskilled, not yet totally enfeebled words, and to make you aware of the responsibility that you and your country bear, while the civilized world looks on.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • It had occurred to him that he must not any longer defer his intention of matrimony, and he had reflected that in taking a wife, a man of good position should expect and carefully choose a blooming young lady—the younger the better, because more educable and submissive—of a rank equal to his own, of religious principles, virtuous disposition, and good understanding.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)
  • "No, you are not a leader, but you are still an 'educable child.'
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
(Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" in educable means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable. Note that when "-able" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in lovable and believable.)

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