[frɒm;frəm] or [frəm]
(prep.) Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
Typed by Jerry
prep. forth: out of as from a source: away: at a distance: springing out of: by reason of.
Typed by Kate
- Your circle is rather different from ours. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- They possess significance only as movements toward something away from what is now going on. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Pray Heaven that I am going away from, have compassion on my uncle! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- But not so easily did Elinor recover from the alarm into which it had thrown her. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- A departure was early made in the matter of strengthening the ribs of oak to better meet the strains from the rough seas. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Mr. Bumble wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his walk had engendered, glanced complacently at the cocked hat, and smiled. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- For years I had gradually weaned him from that drug mania which had threatened once to check his remarkable career. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The vestry was larger than I should have supposed it to be, judging from the outside only. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I have nothing to hide from you, gentlemen, said he. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- About a mile west from where I had been stopping a road comes up from the southeast, joining that from La Grange to Memphis. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- I have my sort of life apart from yours. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- We retired from the debate which had followed on his nomination: we, his nominators, mortified; he dispirited to excess. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- What more can you expect from me, sir? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Dating from three o'clock yesterday. Jane Austen. Emma.
- It is curious that my mother, too, ran away from her family, but not for the sake of her husband. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Odessa is about twenty hours' run from Sebastopol, and is the most northerly port in the Black Sea. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- He had not read far when he rested his head upon his two hands--to hide his face from me. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn. Plato. The Republic.
- That she had chosen to move away from him in this moment of her trouble made everything harder to say, but he must absolutely go on. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- We did not go very far along the road, for Holmes stopped the instant that the curve hid us from the landlord's view. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- The message was from D'Arnot. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- I then signed to Mr. Peggotty to remain where he was, and emerged from their shade to speak to her. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Such is the process by which the youth passes from the necessary pleasures to the unnecessary. Plato. The Republic.
- A struggle for existence inevitably follows from the high rate at which all organic beings tend to increase. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- I find from Riderhood and you together, that there are suspicions against both men, and I'm not going to take upon myself to decide betwixt them. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- This principle we derive from experience, and is the source of most of our philosophical reasonings. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Every vestige of the gentler thoughts which had filled her mind hardly a minute since seemed to be swept from it now. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
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