WINNOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WINNOW
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 v.  blow away; separate good parts from bad; sort or select desirable; extract
Classic Sentence:
1  These I heated before the fire, as well as I could, and rubbed them till the husks came off, which I made a shift to winnow from the grain.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
2  He said that a wayfarer should meet me and ask me whether it was a winnowing shovel that I had on my shoulder.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXIII
3  The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven't are winnowed out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
Example Sentence:
1  The committee will need to winnow out the nonsense and produce more practical proposals if it is to achieve results.
2  It's important to winnow truth from falsehood in scientific research.
3  This test will winnow out the students who study from those who don't bother.
4  Administration officials have winnowed the list of candidates to three.