Usage examples for wean

  1. Though many a league of water rolls between The simple beauty of an English scene, From all these wilder charms your love may wean. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  2. They were a bigotted people, highly prejudiced in their own favour; and so devoted to idle tradition, that no arguments could wean them from their folly. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  3. " Naither mair nor less than that ye 're the father o' an oonborn wean," answered Miss Horn. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  4. The pure air of Long Island, and the usual environment of his new home, did not wean him from it. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  5. When first it occurred to Esme to use her influence to wean Hallam from his nightly practice was uncertain; doubtless her desire had leaned that way from the beginning of their acquaintance; but it was not until she was well into the second week of her holiday that she summoned up sufficient courage one evening while they sat at dinner to propose that he should accompany her for a walk. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  6. At any rate, she used her influence to wean her husband from his outdoor pursuits- especially hunting. – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  7. Sandip is right when he suspects that though I, for myself, may be ready to die at his hands, this boy I shall wean from him and save. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  8. By this method he hoped never so to lose self- control as to excite suspicion, and also gradually to wean himself from the drug altogether. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  9. He would not, however, wean the calf till the winter time, when she was shut up in the yard and fed on hay. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  10. I have been endeavoring, Miss Stevenson, to wean your thoughts away from so unhappy a subject. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower