The idle rich had driven down from Biarritz with their uniformed chauffeurs.
As Kate was driven away, she appeared to wipe a tear from her eye.
In the province of Homs alone, rebel fighters have driven some 80,000 Christians out of their homes.
Last month, the growth was driven by retail (52,000 jobs), health care (22,000 jobs), and professional services (18,000 jobs).
Why have we conflated "excellence" with affluence, driven parents, and a relentless will to conform on the part of the kids?
Women do not do this because they like it, but because they are driven to it.
The shock had driven out every thought of Ashley and the team.
It is always pleasant to do on entreaty what we might be driven to do unasked.
The Indians of the plains of North America were driven to similar limitations.
The rest were driven back and mercilessly cut down by their pursuers.
Old English drifan "to drive, force, hunt, pursue; rush against" (class I strong verb; past tense draf, past participle drifen), from Proto-Germanic *dribanan (cf. Old Frisian driva, Old Saxon driban, Dutch drijven, Old High German triban, German treiben, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban "to drive"). Not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Related: Driving.
MILLER: "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are." ["Repo Man," 1984]
1690s, "act of driving," from drive (v.). Meaning "excursion by vehicle" is from 1785. Golfing sense of "forcible blow" is from 1836. Meaning "organized effort to raise money" is 1889, American English. Sense of "dynamism" is from 1908. In the computing sense, first attested 1963.
A strong motivating tendency or instinct, especially of sexual or aggressive origin, that prompts activity toward a particular end.
Pressed along by some despotic or urgent force; hag-ridden: She works as if driven (1887+)