As he acknowledges, we draw upon that body of scholarship and cite such historians copiously in our 91 pages of footnotes.
The effort to create a doctrine should draw upon past lessons from comparable situations such as Cold War nuclear doctrine.
He sets this exploration to a rich brew of country, folk, and gospel that draw upon the deepest traditions of American music.
I did wish to, but I feared the storm I might draw upon myself.
And, unlike her enemy, Russia had no special war fund to draw upon.
This you will draw upon as you have need, for grocery bills, to pay Jacob, etc.
How freely dare I draw upon these intimate chapters of my life?
It is to be added here that to his own fortune, he had now the treasury of the Academy to draw upon, and it was full.
I wonder did Moore have a hint of this, or draw upon his imagination?
At the most we can draw upon Holinshed's chronicle, which Shakespeare so frequently followed literally.
c.1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *draganan "carry" (cf. Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).
Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c.1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c.1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).
game or contest that ends without a winner, attested first in drawn match (1610s), of uncertain origin; some speculate it is from withdraw. Draw-game is from 1825. As a verb, "to leave undecided," from 1837.