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elicit

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Definition get or bring out in response — such as information or a feeling
  • Her comments elicited public outrage.
elicited = brought out in response
  • Her comment elicited loud applause from the audience.
  • elicited = brought about in response
  • The article elicited little interest outside of Washington.
  • This joke elicited a fresh burst of applause.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • elicited = brought out in response
  • As far as I could judge, no new facts were elicited by his questions but he himself seemed quite satisfied.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • elicited = brought out
  • He pulls me to him, kisses me easily on the mouth, eliciting jealous stares from customers and salesgirls.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • eliciting = bringing out in response
  • Isabella and he had had an hour's interview, during which he tried to elicit from her some sentiment of proper horror for Heathcliff's advances: but he could make nothing of her evasive replies, and was obliged to close the examination unsatisfactorily; adding, however, a solemn warning, that if she were so insane as to encourage that worthless suitor, it would dissolve all bonds of relationship between herself and him.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • elicit = bring out in response
  • He shoved the machine, eliciting a stern look from the deputy,
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • eliciting = bringing out in response
  • Trey's next query, about "availability," elicits an "Oh, duh" moment.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Even hatred at times may elicit a response.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • It appreciated fully the chain of national circumstances which had elicited this tribute from Montenegro's warm little heart.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • But this guy goes way beyond Adam-older, buffer, with slate gray eyes that fix on me, eliciting chills that I can't describe.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • "What is it you want, dear grandpapa?" said Valentine, and she endeavored to recall to mind all the things which he would be likely to need; and as the ideas presented themselves to her mind, she repeated them aloud, then,—finding that all her efforts elicited nothing but a constant "No,"—she said, "Come, since this plan does not answer, I will have recourse to another."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But my real treasure is not that, my dear friend, which awaits me beneath the sombre rocks of Monte Cristo, it is your presence, our living together five or six hours a day, in spite of our jailers; it is the rays of intelligence you have elicited from my brain, the languages you have implanted in my memory, and which have taken root there with all their philological ramifications.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Indifference elicits no response.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • elicits = brings out in response
  • James Gatz — that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career — when he saw Dan Cody's yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior. ... Cody asked him a few questions (one of them elicited the brand new name) and found that he was quick and extravagantly ambitious.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • elicited = got or brought out in response
  • An answer so different from the one he had expected to elicit, and was in the habit of receiving...
    Dickens, Charles  --  Oliver Twist Or The Parish Boy's Progress
  • ...sleeping so soundly that he could elicit no response.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • That was all I could elicit, but it was enough—too much.
    Bierce, Ambrose  --  Can Such Things Be?
  • Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms.
    Charles Caleb Colton

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