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  • This is the man on the far right whose one visible eye is drawn in an unmistakable fish-shape—surely an allusion to the early Christian code for ‘Christ’.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Because the bazaar was two blocks long and adjacent to the Gizri School for Girls, it was nearly impossible to walk by day after day without getting drawn in by the enticing apparel.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • And all the clipboards had diagrams of the old graveyard, with the gravesites neatly drawn in and labeled.

    Grave Surprise

  • It consisted of dried leaves of the maté tree (Ilex Paraguayensis), crushed and slightly roasted, and drawn in boiling water; it was then, as it is now, the favourite beverage of the country and almost entirely displaced the intoxicating drinks to which the Indians had been addicted to a deplorable extent.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • She was partly a hypothesis, a pinup fantasy of the other woman as she might be drawn in the marital cartoon fantasies of Maggie and Jiggs, or Blondie and Dagwood, and thus an outgrowth, once again, of misogyny.

    All The Available Light

  • Somehow the two racing motor-boats had now drawn in so that they were nearer each other by at least two yards than they had been at the start.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • Shakspeare's portraits of good duke Humphrey, of Warwick, of Northumberland, of Talbot, were drawn in strict consonance with the traditions.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Mariam's face looked thin and drawn in this light, but she did not appear agitated or frightened, merely preoccupied, thoughtful, so self-possessed that when a fly landed on her chin she paid it no attention.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • She said, “Here, take this with you,” and she handed him a square of paper on which was drawn in great detail the globular blue-purple berry cluster of the carrion flower plant in autumn.

    Cold Mountain

  • “Oh, hi, Bobbi,” she said, looking tired and drawn in the pale porchlight.

    The First Evil

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