1 In certain cases, education and enlightenment can serve to eke out evil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet 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 MitcheGet 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.
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 DoyleGet 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.