Part of speech:

Also; likewise.

Part of speech: verb

To piece out; followed by out.

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Usage examples "eke":

  1. " They are rather trying, Cecil," she said gently, " especially on days when one has got a headache; but, after all, I'm very glad to have the work to do; it helps such a lot to eke out our little income. - "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.
  2. " Whatever he may do to eke out his income," interrupted Mrs. Troyle, " he is certainly not going to fill in his leisure moments by making love to my maid." - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.
  3. " If you are referring to a mother and three daughters who live in the Friary and eke out a scanty income by taking in dressmaking, I am happy to say I know them well," went on Archie. - "Not Like Other Girls", Rosa N. Carey.