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elicit
used in The Mill on the Floss

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get or bring out in response — such as information or a feeling
  • It was the practice of our venerable ancestors to apply that ingenious instrument the thumb-screw, and to tighten and tighten it in order to elicit non-existent facts; they had a fixed opinion to begin with, that the facts were existent, and what had they to do but to tighten the thumb-screw?
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (37% in)

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