Usage examples for elicited

  1. In response, the whole 250 replied in the affirmative, with one exception, and on enquiry we elicited that, being a sailor, the man was afraid he would not know how to do the work. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. No delusions or hallucinations could be elicited. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  3. But he had sworn to judge the defendant not by his political or personal prejudices, but by the facts elicited in the investigation. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  4. You will be very glad to hear that I am engaged to Mr. Brandon, who has taken all the trouble about this affair, and I think elicited all that Mrs. Peck knows. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. This fact Margaret has elicited by direct inquiry; it would never have been volunteered. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  6. He rattled the door and turned the handle vigorously, but elicited no sign of recognition. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  7. Wells's indignant protest elicited a formal reply from Brown, stating that he owned the adjacent mining claims, and reminding him that mining rights to water took precedence of the agricultural claim, but offering, by way of compensation, to purchase the land thus made useless and sterile. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  8. It elicited an instant reply. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. That was why his sudden appearance roused no tender memories, elicited seemingly so little sympathy from her. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  10. With a call of encouragement to Solomon which elicited a reply of satisfaction, Captain Corbet sat down upon the grass, and the boys followed his example. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  11. There are many interesting phenomena which can be elicited in the somnambulistic state. – A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
  12. Further questioning only elicited the fact that Joe did not know the name or condition of his victim. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  13. Mr. Coventry put in a question or two, which elicited from Mr. Ransome all he knew about the matter. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. He spoke very little about himself, though from time to time points of detail were elicited of his history in the course of conversation. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  15. No discovery, in the whole range of history, has elicited an equal degree of applause and admiration- never has the genius of man won a triumph which at first blush seemed more glorious. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  16. " I knows a thing or two-" the Sergeant began, but he saw a look that he had seen only once or twice before on Beaumaroy's face; on each occasion it had been followed by the death of the enemy whose act had elicited it. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  17. During the latest revolt the police were employed by the Government as infantry, and elicited general admiration by the fire, the gallantry, and the contempt of death with which they went into action with their old favourite weapon, the Japanese sword. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  18. From her was elicited the story of Edith's return after her marriage, her illness, recovery, and desperate moods, in which she seemed transformed, as Mrs. Dunbar expressed it, to a " fury." – The Living Link by James De Mille
  19. The concluding sentence elicited an involuntary laugh from the master. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  20. And indeed a few questions elicited the information that he was a retired sea- captain. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume