Usage examples for Eke

  1. But she did not know that the young gentleman had made his own dinner off that paper of figs; and she could not guess it, ever when from his other coat pocket he produced some biscuits which were likewise given to eke out the figs in the little black girl's dinner. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. I had been desperately saving the ammunition, to eke out this hour of mine with her. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  3. With her four children round her she tried to eke out an existence. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  4. Tell me when wilt thou marry me, My corn and eke my calf and rents, My lands and all my tenements? – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  5. So wretched indeed is the pay of the State teachers that they push on the children of those parents who give them employment as private tutors in order to eke out a livelihood, to the neglect of the other scholars. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  6. He was marking time, unhappy gentleman, for with such phrases does the orator eke out his waning substance. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  7. To eke things out a bit at the start-! – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  8. To whom young Stephen had these words following: Murmur, sirs, is eke oft among lay folk. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. She served Hildeguard and one of the other waitresses with more soup, and then began to boil some eggs to eke out the chicken, which, owing to her unprecedented generosity in the matter of portions, seemed to be diminishing with alarming rapidity. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  10. Look, the books of your works and deeds eke! – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  11. I feel at times that if I had been suddenly reduced to actual beggary,- left without a shilling in the world,- there are many ways in which I could eke out subsistence. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  12. It is the noble Brunhild, the comely maid, for whom thy heart doth strive and eke thy mind and mood. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  13. His revenge upon Floyd Vandecar would be finished when the gray- eyed Flea, so like her own father, went away with the one- armed man, to eke out her destiny amid the squalor of the thief's home. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  14. Other cereals can well be used to eke out the wheat, but they require slightly different handling. – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  15. So, stooping down, as needs he must, Who cannot sit upright, He grasp'd the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might, His horse, who never in that sort, Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder more and more. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  16. His chief employment was acting the part of a scarecrow by frightening birds from the cornfields, and running on errands into Bideford for any of the neighbours, by which means he enabled his mother to eke out her scanty pittance. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. Not but that some ladies in this town, willing to eke out their means, do work at it in private. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood