On March 13, 2009, Glenn Beck aired a special called “We Surround Them, You Are Not Alone,” which drew 993,000 viewers.
But what drew you to this strange character—a mentally ill woman caring for a baby doll?
Yet faith had everything to do with what drew them into pirate alley.
I forced a brave smile and drew my arm around her near skeletal shoulder.
The lesson I drew from that experience is that the message matters most.
He drew her to him by the hand he still clasped, and put his strong arms about her.
Then he drew his sword and with two slashing strokes severed the ladder.
"I shall not forget it," said I, as we drew up before the portal.
One of the sailors heard him, and he drew his revolver significantly.
Then Marcus drew back his head with one of his boyish laughs.
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.