Usage examples for elicit

  1. It has been asserted by some authors, who have written on that terrible eighteenth century in Ireland, that the spirit of the people was entirely broken, that there was no energy left among them, and that the imposition of burdens heavier still, were such a thing possible, could scarcely elicit from them even the semblance of remonstrance. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. He consumed it all with calm enjoyment and asked for more; and when, at last, I did really begin to think that I had bored him a little, he staggered me by reading over his notes and starting a brisk cross- examination to elicit fresh facts! – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman