GLEAN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GLEAN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  gather; collect gradually and bit by bit; pick up
Classic Sentence:
1  He could glean nothing from their faces; they might as well have been of stone.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
2  Permissibly we may suppose that his wife succeeded in gleaning from him few details of the fair.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
3  Moreover, I have never gleaned anywhere but where every one else was gleaning; and, had I not done so, others would have gleaned in my place.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
4  A visit to the boy suggested itself as a means of gleaning new particulars; though it might be quite unproductive.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
5  He seemed to know, and he sometimes said in covert words, that some one had gleaned certain information in a certain district about a family which had disappeared.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  You may misinterpret your cat if you try to glean a message from her eyes alone.
2  Teso demonstrated his ability to glean information from an airplane's onboard computer, change the intended destination, play around with the interior lights in the cabin.
3  He passed on any interesting snippets of information he could glean from his colleagues.
4  At present we're gleaning information from all sources.
5  I don't know the precise meaning of the word 'gleaned'.