draw away

Pull off or back, as in He drew his chair away from the fire.

Words Nearby draw away

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How to use draw away in a sentence

  • We had just enough of a start, though, and our mounts were just good enough and fresh enough to gradually draw away from them.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The stronger the impulse grew to bring herself near him, the further, in fact, did she draw away from him.

  • Presently she was conscious that he was trying to do so, that he was gently trying to draw away the concealing hands.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • I was near enough to feel her tremble––to see her red lips draw away, in stern conviction, from her white little teeth.

  • In that loneliness she wondered if there were not those other people—people who could "hear" and not draw away.

    Fidelity | Susan Glaspell