Sentence Examples


  • She endeavoured unsuccessfully to eke out her irregularly paid allowance by those expedients to which reduced gentlewomen are driven - fancywork and painting fans and snuff-boxes; she lived in a garret and was often unable to allow herself the luxury of a fire.
  • One of the most obvious defects of this school is excessive attachment to polysyllabic terms. Lydgate is not quite so great a sinner in this respect as are some of his successors, but his tendency cannot be mistaken, and John Metham is amply justified in his censure Eke John Lydgate, sometime monk of Bury, His books indited with terms of rhetoric And half-changed Latin, with conceits of poetry.
  • I set out one afternoon to go a-fishing to Fair Haven, through the woods, to eke out my scanty fare of vegetables.
  • The average applicant to the Hardship Fund is now forced to eke out an existence on just £ 57 per week.
  • Around 3,500 families eke out a living from growing tea here, high in the hills of western Uganda.

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