Origin of sift
OTHER WORDS FROM siftoutsift, verb (used with object)pre·sift, verb (used with object)re·sift, verb (used with object)un·sift·ed, adjective
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How to use sift in a sentence
Moreover, as agencies continue to invest in more data-generating tools, they are having to sift through more data than ever, and are struggling to keep up.
He takes core samples of that mud, dries it, sifts it and counts carbon atoms to determine how much the whole wetland sequesters.
The Nationals had to sift through whether that was related to his age or the pandemic-altered schedule.Nationals and veteran starter Jon Lester agree to one-year deal|Jesse Dougherty|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
There will be more scheduled games wiped out between now and March 14, and the selection committee’s task of sifting through and sizing up the accomplishments will be challenging.NCAA tournament bracketology: Figuring out the one-bid leagues will be a chore during the pandemic|Patrick Stevens|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
I spent a lot of time sifting through the fury and fear online looking for some clue about what we’re supposed to do now.
Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But should you lack the energy to sift through the glut of options yourself, we can at least helpfully endorse this one.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you can sift through all of the legal posturing, a fairly accurate portrait of Sterling himself does begin to emerge.Donald Sterling’s New Defense: Look at All the Blacks I’ve Hired|Robert Silverman|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bernard: Film festivals sift out stuff that would never make the cut.Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film|Richard Porton|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sift the dry ingredients over a piece of parchment paper and then pour into a medium bowl.
He watched the Eye's slim white fingers reach down into the layer of diamonds, watched them sift the glittering gems.
It would be amusing to watch those flatfoots sitting around trying to sift a motive out of the thing.
Sift the whole through a fine cloth and add the yolks of a hundred poached eggs.
Drink, and go to sleep—sleep so sound that you waken only when Moukir and Nakir, the death angels, sift soul from body.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Who knows but some of her charms might miraculously sift in through a rent in my package and breathe a spell upon my words?Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr