sift

All Verb Noun
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  • We know better where we are when we are forced to sift it. Cited from The Zeit-Geist, by Lily Dougall
  • If you are going to sift everything so, and get back of everything! Cited from Real Folks, by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • But sift down under the surface and always is found the same thing. Cited from Quiet Talks about Jesus, by S. D. Gordon
  • Out of this simple running account several things sift themselves, and stand out to our eyes. Cited from Quiet Talks on John's Gospel, by S. D. Gordon
  • Immediately on their coming they sifted out of my memory the things that I knew. Cited from Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, Emanuel Swedenborg
  • He refused to believe the report and set off to sift the evidence for himself. Cited from Animal Heroes, by Ernest Thompson Seton
  • This led to more material to sift through when the band decided to enter the studio.
  • They should be turned every few hours, sifting over them more sugar. Cited from The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887), by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • Here then we have a people, a society which has been sifted, and you see the result! Cited from Analytical Studies, by Honore de Balzac
  • Greater surface area allows more of the surrounding water to be sifted for food.
  • The first snow of the season was beginning to sift through the trees. Cited from Judith of the Godless Valley, by Honore Willsie
  • You are all eye, sifted through and through with light and beauty. Cited from The Mountains of California, by John Muir
  • Would he wish to see them sought for and sifted out? Cited from The Fair Haven, by Samuel Butler
  • Thus important matters are sifted out by the committee which then reports to the town meeting. Cited from Community Civics and Rural Life, by Arthur W. Dunn
  • The result gives an upper bound for the size of the sifted set.
  • The next day I set him to beat out and sift some corn. Cited from Robinson Crusoe/One Syllable, by Mary Godolphin
  • He sifted the matter back and forth as a lawyer would the evidence in any case. Cited from Quiet Talks on Prayer, by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
  • News of the trouble in Ireland sifted through to us in the prison-camp. Cited from Three Times and Out, by Nellie L. McClung
  • If you would only sift what you have said, you would see what nonsense it is. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • I want to find what beauty really is, and I shall find it by sifting out everything first. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
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Meaning of sift

  • verb Move as if through a sieve
    The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    sift the flour