Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Definitions for eke
- To gain or supplement with great effort or difficulty -- used with 'out'.
- To increase or make last by being economical -- used with 'out'.
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Citations for eke
When the PRI unites around a candidate and the two opposition parties divide the rest of the vote, the ruling party can usually eke out a victory.
Inevitably, the prodigious footnotes get in the way of what is, basically, a simple parable. Like the wide margins the publishers use to eke out a skimpy text, they make the novel seem bigger than it is.