draw lots

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  • At that time, those elected, drew lots for one or two year terms.
  • Then after a time he said they might draw lots, and that two should die. Cited from In Freedom's Cause, G. A. Henty
  • So we drew lots, and by evil chance the lot fell upon me. Cited from Myths and Legends of All Nations, by Various
  • They made him draw lots, and then placed him in a line with the rest. Cited from A Hungarian Nabob, by Maurus Jokai
  • But at last they drew lots to see who should go. Cited from Five Little Friends, by Sherred Willcox Adams
  • Before we go further, come, draw lots who shall tell the first tale. Cited from The Canterbury Pilgrims, by M. Sturt and E. C. Oakden
  • If they choose to draw lots, only one need be made an example of. Cited from The Dynasts, by Thomas Hardy
  • At the beginning of the tournament the teams draw lots to form groups of three teams each.
  • What's the use of drawing lots at all if you don't keep to them? Cited from Punch, Vol. 103, September 10, 1892, ed. by Sir Francis Burnand
  • The common prisoners drew lots amongst themselves and only one out of twenty actually came to trial.
  • The order of play is determined by drawing lots in advance of recording.
  • They drew lots to settle who should make up her set. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • Only if they were under eighteen or above forty years of age could they escape drawing lots. Cited from Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12), by Various
  • Then they mounted their cars, and drew lots for their places. Cited from The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10), by Various
  • It was done by lot; they drew lots who were to go and who were to stay. Cited from The King's Cup-Bearer, by Amy Catherine Walton
  • Each man killed his wife and children, then the men drew lots and killed each other until the last man killed himself.
  • All young men of twenty-one years of age are obliged to draw lots for service in the army. Cited from Kingdom of God is within you, by Leo Tolstoy
  • If no ranking can be determined, a decision shall be obtained by drawing lots.
  • The Christians accepted the offer, and drew lots to see who should meet him. Cited from The New McGuffey Fourth Reader
  • The president of the council was also selected by drawing lots.
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