Eliciting in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Eliciting

present participle of elicit

Short Example Sentences for Eliciting

  • 1. The small noise had the effect of eliciting another word from Sam. 🔊

How to use Eliciting in Sentences?

  • 1. The appeal was a trifle slow in eliciting a response, but in the end it answered its purpose. 🔊
  • 2. Joyce pinched, obligingly, and with vigor, thereby eliciting from her companion a muffled squeak. 🔊
  • 3. He looked at Jemima inquisitively, but without eliciting the information he sought. 🔊
  • 4. A mathematician and experimenter himself, he had a genius for eliciting discussion and research by means of adroit questions. 🔊
  • 5. The severe laws of those semi-barbarous times were immediately applied and all means considered fair in eliciting the truth. 🔊
  • 6. Mirth and weariness, sun and rain, had succeeded each other without eliciting a syllable from his lips. 🔊
  • 7. In most instances they have rushed through the land, note-book in hand, recording impressions and eliciting information. 🔊
  • 8. I thought I had an excellent opportunity of eliciting my curate's proficiency in his classics. 🔊
  • 9. We drove the fish-hawk from perch to perch, each time eliciting a scream or whistle, for many miles before us. 🔊
  • 10. The Commissioner, after carefully eliciting all the facts, gave the prisoner an opportunity to make a statement. 🔊
  • 11. In reading these statements, you will notice jumps, or gaps, where these occur; it indicates a question from me eliciting the statement following. 🔊
  • 12. This was said good-naturedly, but quite innocently; eliciting smiles, blushes, and meaning glances in return. 🔊
  • 13. Twice branches sprang out from nowhere, and hit Mike smartly over the shins, eliciting sharp howls of pain. 🔊
  • 14. Words of unwonted calmness were now dropped by one or other of the officers, in hopes of eliciting some indication that the homeward direction was but a threat. 🔊
  • 15. As soon as I was alone, I commenced my investigations with a rather desperate hope of eliciting some startling and unsuspected facts. 🔊
  • 16. He stole upstairs, dutifully, and she crept softly back to her room and got into bed, without eliciting more than a mild grunt from sleepy Susie. 🔊
  • 17. He should think first and always of the kind of tone he is eliciting from the instrument, and determine whether it is the most appropriate tonal quality for the proper interpretation of the piece he is playing. 🔊
  • 18. He had, however, the happy faculty of eliciting information from all with whom he came in contact, even as the bee extracts sweetness from the most insignificant and unattractive flower. 🔊
  • 19. One medicine man sat under the scalp-pole, having a drum between his knees, which he tapped at intervals with his hand, eliciting from the instrument a hollow monotonous sound. 🔊