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 Meanings and Examples of EKE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
eke
 v.  supplement with great effort; add to; augment
Classic Sentence:
1  In certain cases, education and enlightenment can serve to eke out evil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
2  Her iron-gray hair was eked out by a curled false fringe that was proudly brown and disdained to match the rest of her hair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  The address Jurgis had was a garret room in the Ghetto district, the home of a pretty little French girl, Duane's mistress, who sewed all day, and eked out her living by prostitution.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
4  With the small competence he possessed, eked out by such employment as he could pick up, he travelled from town to town through the United States in quest of his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
5  I did so, and eking out the flicker with a scrap of paper from my pocket, I made good my retreat to the narrow tunnel.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence:
1  They have to eke out incomes by working two jobs because of low salary.
2  They had to eke out a living on a tiny income.