Where writers compared Ali to an "unwashed punk" draft dodger, Lipsyte saw a renegade and comic genius.
He does his first draft, and then you make a pass at it, and then is there head-butting after?
You wrote a draft of The Accursed in the early 1980s, then abandoned it.
You will be a smarter writer when you finish your first draft.
For people who love baseball it is like living through the draft.
The draft was still crushed in her hand when she mounted the beloved horse, whose name now was Shiel.
The next few letters are entirely occupied with incidents of the draft.
If the design be good, and the draft be true, the colouring is the first beauty that strikes the eye.
The draft here is carried on by military, not civil, powers.
A committee was appointed to draft the constitution and by-laws to govern said society.
c.1500, spelling variant of draught (q.v.) to reflect change in pronunciation. Among the senses that have gone with this form of the word in American English, the meaning "rough copy of a writing" (something "drawn") is attested from 14c.; that of "preliminary sketch from which a final copy is made" is from 1520s; that of "flow of a current of air" is from c.1770. Of beer from the 1830s, in reference to the method of "drawing" it from the cask. Sense in bank draft is from 1745. The meaning "a drawing off a group for special duty" is from 1703, in U.S. especially of military service; the verb in this sense first recorded 1714. Related: Drafted; drafting.
A measured portion of a liquid or aerosol medication; a dose.
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
A system for selecting young men for compulsory military service, administered in the United States by the Selective Service System. At present the United States relies on a volunteer military and does not have a draft, though young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service. (See also conscientious objector and draft dodger.)
To drive close behind a vehicle so as to be drawn by reduced air pressure: The point person takes on the wind, allowing those behind him to draft and save as much as 20% of their energy (1970s+ Car racing)