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Present participle for to separate or remove from a larger group or collection
“To winnow the wheat from the chaff and to prepare it in an easily digested shape for the tender stomachs of first- and second-year students taxes the resources of the most capable teacher.”
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Present participle for to analyze or test by separating items having different values
“We arrived at a piece whose structure seemed effective but whose length was excessive, and so we began to winnow the data further.”
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Present participle for to find or identify (a valuable or useful part of something)
“Analysts attempt to winnow a few kernels of truth from a mass of falsehood in order to construct a comprehensible mosaic from a swiftly flowing stream of uncertain data.”
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Present participle for to blow upon, as with a fan or wings
“The birds winnow the air in a steady course, unlike the buoyant dashing flight of their relatives.”
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Present participle for to sieve or strain (something)
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Present participle for to place something or someone in a particular context
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Present participle for to inspect carefully or in detail
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Present participle for to gather or collect, typically what is left over
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Present participle for to search determinedly for someone or something
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Present participle for to cause to move or be apart
Noun
Act of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
“In the countryside, her duties include caring for children, home, and garden, as well as transplanting, harvesting, and winnowing the rice.”
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