Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of undraw.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • ‘Nothing for me, sir, thank you,’ anxiously undrawing the strings of the little bag; ‘but if, while you stay here, you could be so kind as to teach my sister cheap —’

    Little Dorrit

  • He stretched out his hand towards the curtains; but checked himself in the very act of undrawing them, turned his back sharply on the bed, and walked towards the chimney-piece, to see what things were placed on it, and to try if he could keep the dead man out of his mind in that way.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • While Emily gazed with awe upon the scene, footsteps were heard within the gates, and the undrawing of bolts; after which an ancient servant of the castle appeared, forcing back the huge folds of the portal, to admit his lord.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • It seemed like that made by the undrawing of rusty bolts, and often ceased, and was then renewed more gently, as if the hand, that occasioned it, was restrained by a fear of discovery.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • She distinguished the undrawing of iron bars, and then the countenance of Spalatro at her door, before she had a clear remembrance of her situation — that she was a prisoner in a house on a lonely shore, and that this man was her jailor.

    The Italian

  • It seemed like that made by the undrawing of rusty bolts, and often ceased, and was then renewed more gently, as if the hand that occasioned it was restrained by a fear of discovery.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • We can well afford to let them stare and smile, well knowing that if a similar amount of prosperity permitted the people of other countries to travel for their pleasure in similar numbers, the result would be at the very least an equally -- shall I say undrawing-room-like contribution to cosmopolitan society?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Then came the slow undrawing of the night, the noises of the house dying down, car bells and auto horns less frequent in the streets below.

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • "What kind of a night is it?" he asked, rising and undrawing the window-curtains, apparently to change the subject for a minute.

    Sylvie and Bruno

  • He stretched out his hand toward the curtains, but checked himself in the very act of undrawing them, turned his back sharply on the bed, and walked toward the chimney-piece, to see what things were placed on it, and to try if he could keep the dead man out of his mind in that way.

    The Queen of Hearts

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