Careful Words

draw (n.)

draw (v.)

A flattering painter, who made it his care

To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774): Retaliation. Line 63.

We will draw the curtain and show you the picture.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Twelfth Night. Act i. Sc. 5.

Close up his eyes and draw the curtain close;

And let us all to meditation.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 3.

She knows her man, and when you rant and swear,

Can draw you to her with a single hair.

John Dryden (1631-1701): Persius. Satire v. Line 246.