I enjoyed the writing of many, and even managed to eke a wistful moment out of a few of them.
Freewheeling planets in your cosmic sector of transformation loosen inhibitions, and long-held opinions and secrets will eke out.
They made the playoffs just four times and managed to eke out only one playoff series win.
Most landed with a thud, but some did well enough to eke out another contract.
That way, they hope to eke out a "surprise" win in the media and give their campaign a little mojo.
It is vain to eke out the laborious day by early beginning and late ending.
I had been desperately saving the ammunition, to eke out this hour of mine with her.
He would rob any one,—but always to eke out his own gifts to other people.
Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself!
To use the simile applied to one of her own chiefs, where the lion's skin fell short, she sought to eke it by the fox's.
c.1200, eken "to increase, lengthen," north England and E. Midlands variant of echen from Old English ecan, eacan, eacian "to increase," probably from eaca "an increase," from Proto-Germanic *aukan (cf. Old Norse auka, Old Frisian aka, Old High German ouhhon, Gothic aukan), from PIE *aug- "to increase" (see augment).
Now mainly in phrase to eke out (1590s). It means "to make something go further or last longer;" you can eke out your income by taking a second job, but you can't eke out your existence. Related: Eked; eking.
"also" (obsolete), from Old English eac, cognate with Old Saxon, Old Dutch ok, Old Norse and Gothic auk, Old Frisian ak, Old High German ouh, German auch "also;" probably related to eke (v.).