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    1. If your goal is to lose twenty pounds, please don't drive around the parking lot wasting those minutes looking for the closest parking spot

    2. The drive would have been silent if it weren’t for Kevin

    3. Maybe I should have let him drive

    4. The policemen put me in the back seat of their car – an unmarked police car, thank goodness – and we drive off

    5. We also try to drive them to attain, what we could not, irrespective of the child's capability or desire

    6. But Tdeshi had attempted to drive herself two months without sleep and too deep into the drug that erased her

    7. He offered to help when Henry wasn’t able to drive

    8. Emma’s obviously on the lookout for me as, by the time I have parked the car on her drive, turned the engine off and got the driver’s door open, she is waiting to give me a hug

    9. The two patrol cars are positioned to block the drive

    10. ‘We could have a bit of a drive around the Glastonbury area perhaps

    11. ‘Yes, he stands in his drive and just stares at the house

    12. Taunton is only a short drive from here

    13. him, to drive away the terrible pain by our love, but our son was slowly

    14. She follows my instructions and pulls into the drive

    15. It is a beautiful house - two storey, detached and standing in its own grounds … the gravel drive large enough for at least six cars to park in

    16. The drive lay broken and twisted, with roots breaking through the once

    17. across the drive, acting as a second line of defence, a reserve trench, behind which he

    18. I spin round to see Stephen walking through the gates and across the drive, newspaper tucked under his arm

    19. As we drive back though the village, I look about myself with interest, I’ve not been to this part of the world much … nice little church they’ve got there … looks old

    20. They toss Bolt’s camera and bag out of the truck as they drive away

    21. A few minutes later, putting my mobile away in my bag again, I reverse the car out of the parking space and drive down the road

    22. I stand at the gates and watch her drive out just after ten, carefully closing them behind her and setting the alarm as Stephen told me to

    23. I take my bad temper out on the clutch as I drive away from The Stables

    24. I walk her to the door and watch as she reverses out of the drive

    25. ‘I saw your car in the drive and thought I’d come over to say hello

    26. ‘We left her car at the house – she was in no fit state to drive, but all the same she had some loopy idea that I was going to allow her to … honestly! I put paid to that, Mum, in no uncertain terms

    27. The next batter came up, swung and missed the first two pitches, then hit a line drive into right field for a single

    28. brave enough a man to put a gun to his own head or to drive a knife into his own

    29. The drive home is relaxed, Stephen’s arm round me, I nestle into his embrace and rest my head on his shoulder

    30. The window of my bedroom faces the front of the building so I hear the taxi drive over the gravel and the sound of the two them letting themselves in - judging by the amount of giggling going on, I’d say they have had a good time

    31. I stand on the pavement outside my house and watch them drive off up the road, Barney’s little hand waving energetically

    32. Sighing with happiness, I reach into my handbag for my car keys and then walk up the drive to where my car is parked

    33. Certainly they had slept after that long drive

    34. Before I can even think to tell him to drive carefully, he is out of the house and driving off

    35. 'Move, you lazy slob! Get off your ass and drive around', and then she remembered she had root control of the You

    36. It was the drive status screen, all entries were marked unavailable

    37. "Where's my drive status?" he asked as they marched across his deck

    38. When the gulls had gone flapping out over the water she said, "We need you to help us prevent this, and we can save ourselves if we impact a big old daedelus-drive starship on that asteroid at full drive and detonate the reactor

    39. I’m not much good at being ill … the restrictions drive me crackers

    40. Once the bussard drive was only a matter of time, no one launched anything for thirty years while they waited for a reliable bussard to go into production

    41. "The bussard drive would not have happened without the Angels

    42. The Al-Harron's drive was deliberately aimed off the true course so there would be no plume of radiation directed at their target

    43. The angle of the drive sent them into the system on a spiral, a spiral that ended with them approaching a hundred degrees of angle away from the direction of Sol and forty degrees out of the galactic plane and behind the brown dwarf

    44. The same methods can be used to drive someone mad

    45. Children in Talstan had been raised to hate and fear Brazilians even more than Americans for an Earth century by the time Al-Harron first lit its main drive on the voyage to Satan's Star

    46. Floating on air, I make my way back to the car park and, in a glow of pride and happiness at a job well done, I drive home singing along to the songs on the radio in the car

    47. His kisses drive me wild and soon his hands are wandering all over the bits of me he can get at

    48. We agreed to leave and drive to the seaside

    49. ’ I said as we drive home

    50. So, while Betty and I drag the boxes of decorations out of the cupboard where they live during the rest of the year, the men bring in the barrel used for the tree which is kept in Fred’s shed for some reason I cannot fathom, and the tree itself which has been lying in my drive for the last two days resulting in me having to park in the car park but that was a minor inconvenience, though I didn’t think so when I left my mobile in the car and only discovered it an hour later by which time the rain was pouring down

    1. Keeping moving, I’d started on the bathroom, dealing with the bath, hand basin and loo in turn and ending up scrubbing the bathroom floor with an energy driven by desperation not to fall apart

    2. "I'm glad you're not a jealous sister, and be glad you aren't stuck in a body as driven by its glands as this one

    3. The company was a global financial-industrial monster driven by the

    4. I’d naturally assumed that she’d driven here

    5. like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind

    6. ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost;

    7. They maintained the atmosphere was chaotically driven by the continental contours and their details were unknown

    8. The results were always the same, defeat, destruction or driven from the presence of

    9. After he had driven his black beauty of a car out onto the lane and closed the back gate, she took a tin of something fishy out of the under sink cupboard , sat down in one of her rickety old kitchen chairs, the one next to the gently warming range, and poured herself a thick measure of her favourite Scotch

    10. Other towns seem to be completely driven mad with sexual passions

    11. In the Yakhan some were driven by motors and a ride on one was about an iron per person

    12. He scrambled up as far as he could, his fear of heights driven from his mind by his fear of what burst into the camp below them

    13. in the passage of the bone coach driven on in the round

    14. It was that fact alone that had driven him to seek power, first religious/political power, and when that had not been enough to have them come to him willingly, the biological power of his laboratories

    15. The culture of a city is driven by its residents so visiting a new area is often a chance for you and your partner to enjoy a new adventure together

    16. It was decorated as a corporate officer's office back in his days on mortal Earth, high on a tower overlooking a smokey city-scape with huge screens that could be levitated around the room, all driven from his phone display

    17. He actually thought Ava was sexier than that cherub someone had driven into his quarters last weekend

    18. Driven by revenge and spite

    19. It’s what’s driven me crazy over the last few years

    20. Ken worked like a Trojan all day long, driven on by the ingratitude of all those he loved, each one of whom left him when it suited them, all that is except the second Mrs

    21. While her husband and daughter found comfort in its reassuring presence, Helen was driven to distraction by even the faintest note

    22. "So it was a driven cherub?" Glayet asked

    23. I have been driven for many years to share this

    24. driven to another laboratory a number of miles away,

    25. "She said she was from Atlantis, but I think she was driven by Alan

    26. "The way that personification acted, it had to be driven by a male

    27. "Any that are any good are probably driven

    28. “You really think I’m that driven?” He asked sarcastically

    29. policewoman who had driven the children home made a note to

    30. They also asked for a chauffeur driven

    31. We had a lovely evening … he’d driven us out to a pub on the outskirts of town

    32. Goodness knows how long we’d have stood there in the car park of the pub if someone hadn’t walked past and giggled … it was probably nothing to do with us, but all the same, we’d very quickly got into his car and he’d driven me home

    33. reassuring presence, Helen was driven to distraction by even the

    34. “You went all the way across henarDee while I slept?” She had driven at least a third of the journey, he’d been bored with it before they got that far

    35. “You seem to have been a very driven student,” he said

    36. It was clear that they were both building the same vision of Tdeshi in their minds, the driven young woman who had to get it done now

    37. It hurt him to think that she would be so driven, but actually she would

    38. If they found teachers Tdeshi had in the past, what would they learn? They would probably learn more about how driven she was and more about how she was withdrawn from society

    39. The young men were collected by a lorry driven by a rather

    40. Yes Tdeshi was driven, but she was also happy and popular

    41. Clouds darkened the sky driven by cold southerly

    42. Far to the south, she could just see the last threads of the clouds disappearing towards the horizon, driven by the fresh breeze

    43. Tdeshi was a very driven individual

    44. Step by reluctant step, she was driven, herded almost, forced back along the corridor to the bedroom where, pushing the door open with blind hands, she had almost fallen backwards into the room

    45. Kev stared out of the window at the little town he had driven through in the dark - just an ordinary, little town with a few shops and a bit of a tourist industry

    46. But her gait was driven erratically by constantly glancing stiffly over one shoulder, then over the other at the aliens behind her

    47. ” What if Jorma had something to do with this? What if Jorma was driven mad with jealousy when Tdeshi left him for the city

    48. From what she’s let drop, it seems her ex-husband deceived her, lied to her and, having driven her to attempting suicide, lied to her psychiatrist as well, trying to convince both of them that she was crazy

    49. him, he would be driven to commit the sin of theft

    50. "She was driven off, by old Johnny, himself

    1. ‘Yes … are they always like that?’ I asked, shielding my face with my hand as he drives out of the car park and the cameras flash yet again

    2. John drives his car somewhere in the city

    3. John drives a compact rental car along Prairie Chapel Road near Crawford, Texas

    4. John drives up to the gate, a cowboy-ish affair topped with an arch of three wagon wheels flanked by a saguaro cactus and a coyote on one side and a prickly pear bush on the other

    5. He drives on, points out a freshly dug trench

    6. The van drives away as soon as John is inside

    7. It was, the reactor was down again, no ion drives were active

    8. ’ I commented as he drives out of the gates

    9. I giggle as Nick comments on how impossible it would be for me to have an illicit relationship with this lot around, then giving me a hug, gets into his car and drives off

    10. As he drives out of the village - he’s suggested that we go to the pub at Weare again - I thank him over and over for my flowers

    11. She was technically competent with space drives and had to know the details

    12. Your habit of always showing up late drives you even more

    13. The catastrophes and failures of colonisation, the disastrous experiments with star drives, all those terrible bug hunts on far away worlds, we survived them all and gave the stars to you, and for what? Thanks? The only thing your masters ever worried about was whether there were enough conditioned and dedicated Barcs available to do the dirty work

    14. drives him on along the rough edged black top,

    15. searing, burning, and he laughs as he drives his open claw

    16. in the planes down diving that swallows and drives

    17. He drives the knife home

    18. Lmore had been working drives out this way with Nuran's father a good part of a century and had seen a few kranjans himself, but never hunted them

    19. drives the pulse, and the space between

    20. her lover drinks as he drives home the rut,

    21. By late afternoon, I am more than ready to throw in the towel but Berndt drives us on

    22. Of course, it had to be the right sort of politics, the sort that was supported by bazaars, whist drives and charity lunches attended by her sitting member of parliament

    23. He drives for my ex-wife, Daphne

    24. The house was stripped of the appropriate electronic devices and following a brief forensic examination of hard drives, flash disks and sundry other items of magnetic storage, the Detective Superintendent in command of the vice squad charged the young man with a number of crimes related to the storage and distribution of banned materials

    25. It is wonderful sinking back into the car seat as Alastair drives off

    26. Oblivious, he checks I’m settled in my seat and drives off down the lane

    27. She's the youngest of the group, in her early twenties, and drives the rest of us crackers with her attitude to life in general

    28. Dilly’s the receptionist we share with the rest of the building – she’s a nice girl, but definitely not Brain of Britain and regularly drives Dave crackers with her inane comments and general incompetence

    29. Dave drives on in silence for some minutes as the tension builds between us

    30. We are on the outskirts of Glastonbury now … he drives in silence until we reach the other side of the town

    31. accompanied George on test drives or on trips into neighbouring

    32. He drives along the quay and swings up past the Seven Bretheren retail park, up the hill opposite the new bypass and on towards Roundswell

    33. He drives out of the car park and heads slowly into town looking for an old comic who is having trouble walking

    34. She offers me a lift but I’m nearly there now so it is hardly worthwhile so she drives on with a cheery wave

    35. That baseball looked more like one of Tiger Woods drives than a hit baseball

    36. Often it's something caught up in one of those cattle drives, sometimes it's something caged that escaped

    37. "There were star drives then?"

    38. Yet if these "soldiers" were happy they would have much less chances of falling victims of predators who use them to access a power that drives them mad

    39. It drives all your

    40. year of me for as long as he whims, drives me to despair

    41. I love the process and therefore it is that passion that drives me more than the

    42. Creating a Headline that Drives Traffic

    43. She gets in the car, drives away

    44. She gets in her car, drives away

    45. Mark glances into the rear view as he drives

    46. Social media drives conversions through conversations only when the 358 story resonates w/ your customers

    47. As this piece moves, it drives the other components

    48. and Mom’s hand resting on Dad’s shoulder as he drives

    49. and waving to the car as it drives away

    50. 2:15, that drives us to rely so heavily on professional

    1. Instead of spending those couple minutes driving around waiting for

    2. You’re driving the car

    3. If the car that you are driving doesn’t have the energy it needs to get to where you want to go because you didn’t put the gas in the car, you are not going to get there, so choose to have energy

    4. She dimly remembered how long the interconnects were, it took a whole additional week of driving almost nonstop

    5. She could see no use for herself there, but there was little doubt Herndon would be glad of her company, if for nothing else, someone to spell him driving the boat

    6. She didn't owe him, if she stayed with him on this quest, it was just the hormones she inherited from Tdeshi driving her to it

    7. He would talk no more after that, but took the wheel and concentrated on the race to the tunnel, five hours away at the speed he was driving

    8. The driver chats about the weather for a few minutes then concentrates on the driving, leaving me to my thoughts

    9. They had been weeks in the boat driving around the week, but she had never been more than twenty hours without rest during those weeks

    10. I listen to the distant sounds of an occasional car driving past the house …

    11. I really couldn’t do that … just driving through the place this morning was traumatic enough

    12. I had to ‘lose’ the book in the end, it was driving me potty

    13. John is driving

    14. But still Stephen doesn’t call … after two days, I hardly expect him to though a tiny flame of hope persists in driving me crackers

    15. ‘I thought it was you driving along … could have given me a lift!’ he complained, his grin belying his words

    16. That was some cute driving

    17. Despite the driving rain and the whipping wind, he

    18. The driver, a woman named Sarah Watson, had been driving a long way, all day long

    19. She was disgusted to see that Kandhi, now driving through western Nebraska, was merely searching the public photo and video streams for facial recognition matches of Leonora Wells

    20. The NatSurv quickly provided Ginger with information that Kandhi could have used the night before - Leonora entering Sarah Watson's car and driving it out of the Trinidad rest area

    21. Before I can even think to tell him to drive carefully, he is out of the house and driving off

    22. Kandhi thought it was her own idea to start driving around the neighborhood

    23. He was driving down the motorway towards Taunton, saw a car join the motorway from the slip road at Bridgwater and realised that it was Liz

    24. void, combining it with the driving base line of fundamental creation that beat at His

    25. ‘He just happened to be driving along behind her

    26. She had been driving and driving for so long now she felt just like a machine

    27. I got in the car … I was driving back to your place, Stephen

    28. “Eeeh, I was driving to the seaside, because I wanted to change clothes

    29. ‘Kate, could you get me a glass of water, please? This throat is driving me mad!’

    30. Exercising was a way of driving out the demons and making a little personal space inside my head

    31. The feeling of exhilaration after a good thirty minutes straining and sweating and driving your body beyond its customary lethargy becomes addictive

    32. Despite the driving rain and the whipping wind, he heard the growl of the monstrous motor clearly

    33.  There is an underlying driving force that propels the

    34. He then takes that whip and starts flipping tables, screaming at people, releasing the animals that are there for sacrificial reasons, and driving out all of the moneychangers

    35. driving force that the Universe uses to expand and create! All

    36. ’ He commented, driving out of the station compound and joining the traffic

    37. the single most powerful force driving the entirety of the

    38. about the ultimate driving force of life and the universe

    39. According to him, a black car had taken to driving slowly down the lane past the cottage, parking at the junction at the end near the seashore and then driving back

    40. Because of your bone-headed driving of that monstrosity scaring my whole crew into the water on a night like this

    41. Something was driving them that is deeper than life

    42. driving in on the games and the running friends,

    43. and shove of the crowd my driving,

    44. I wondered how he packed that bulk into his driving seat

    45. Berndt has his hand pumped by every member of the crew as far as I can see, goodness only knows who is driving the boat

    46. My door was then closed and we started driving away

    47. They kept driving and we passed the horses

    48. Driving east for a few hours it was time to get a motel

    49. Driving ahead they would speak to me hoping a word or phrase would sink in so I could grasp what was really going on

    50. No driving ambitions, no slave to whim or fashion, no war making, why he even grew his own clothes then just lay around grooming himself, living in the moment

    1. “I wonder where it’s going? Who could it be?” Kira murmured as they drove to the airport

    2. Dad drove ten miles over the speed limit the whole way

    3. One Sunday before Violet’s seventh birthday, Violet's mother drove her out to a ranch that bred ponies

    4. He would listen to nothing, but drove like he was possessed

    5. She had been sleeping a lot while he drove, she was languid with satisfaction but unable to sleep

    6. the back of the car, sitting back in deep leather comfort as the Moor drove them not to

    7. The boy arched his back and drove down on the

    8. She drove on through the downpour in the direction of her son's house, Travis McGinty

    9. wore bright colours, drove a rag-top and wanted for nothing, until, that is, Eva came

    10. He found his rented car and drove back towards Dublin

    11. Theo deleted the first message in his phone as he drove north on the M12 towards Dublin and then called Mirielle

    12. the gate behind him, and then drove slowly along the track and up to the house

    13. As he drove, information about pimps, brothels, gangland figures and tattoo parlors was downloading to his phone

    14. The man drove his van back to The Stables while we took a slight detour via Liz’s landlord in order to hand back the keys

    15. The entire 'carburetor' of the antique daedalus engine that drove this early starship was gone

    16. He protested uselessly as she drove away

    17. Melinda drove for nearly two hours, going far up into the Dublin mountains until her fuel gauge began to get low and then returned to her flat in the Dublin suburbs

    18. She pulled the car out of the lot and drove it back onto the highway

    19. that drove him to seek always a smaller place, always another bottle

    20. What a lot of water has gone under the bridge since I drove it in here

    21. She drove around in meandering random patterns throughout the city for more than an hour, and got nothing

    22. "I could use some help,” Ruby told her as they drove away

    23. We drove out to the countryside and then up into the hills of county Wickford

    24. ‘Emma and Adrian … they dropped me at the house … Barney waved to me as they drove off …

    25. Drivers flashed their lights and drove through without a look in the old man’s direction

    26. From his perspective, the ‘draggers dodging fire and debris below drove straight into a cloud of Staas Shipping containers and came to a dead stop

    27. In my head I tried to sing snatches of songs from my childhood, but the stifling emptiness of this demonic and industrial womb-space drove the shapes and sounds of words and melodies into a frantic jumble of static

    28. The same Jesus that made a whip out of cords and drove out the moneychangers is now afraid? The same Jesus that was nearly pushed off of a cliff and yet walked right through the crowd is now afraid? The same Jesus that told His disciples not to be afraid of the Jews because they can’t cast your soul into hell is now suddenly afraid? That isn’t what was happening in the garden of Gethsemane

    29. Anything we ask out of the same thing that drove Christ – namely, the glorification of the Father – that prayer will be answered

    30. It was not his wife’s death that drove him to seek always a smaller place, always another bottle

    31. They drove back to Taunton in companiable silence, both pleasantly relaxed by the sun and the seaside experience

    32. at the man who drove away,

    33. ‘I drove the wagon over

    34. As they drove back to the house they could see lightening off in the distance

    35. As they drove home the conversation drifted to the pros and cons of having big name stars in Sci-fi movies

    36. The car drove away,

    37. Sadly, he drove me through a door I preferred to keep closed

    38. I waived goodbye to them, deciding within a few seconds that I wasn't going to be killed, as we drove towards the road leading out of the facility

    39. ‘I once drove at ninety miles an hour

    40. I drove it and it took nearly eight hours with a stop for lunch

    41. The fisherman sat in stunned silence as they drove towards his fine executive home at Seaview Park

    42. They drove up the hill that led to the big electric gates at the entrance to Seaview Park just in time to see a large removals lorry pulling out of the estate followed by a ranting, screaming harridan dragging behind her a couple of suitcases and an old and battered fishing rod

    43. The businessman put a sealed envelope into the fisherman’s hands, climbed into his car and drove out of their lives forever more

    44. Yes, he drove her to it, but he still needed to get it out in the open

    45. “Loosing to us drove them to new lengths of savagery, even for them

    46. My best analysis so far is that they activated a cherub in Alan's space and drove it using the link thru Thom's condensates

    47. "The pulse trains,” Elmore said, “but the incoming signals that drove that cherub are no longer coming in

    48. If I knew something was wrong but didn’t know if you were all right or not, it drove me potty

    49. These houses are huge,' I said as we drove past a rich neighbourhood called

    50. A white Mercedes drove up in-front of the vote-counting station

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    Synonyms for "drive"

    drive driving force thrust ride driving campaign cause crusade effort movement parkway driveway private road aim get beat back force back push back repel repulse force ram motor take labor labour push tug spin trip outing tour moment impulse motive energy incentive pressure vigour prod incite goad impel strike propel punch overburden overtax overwork make run compel turn constrain urge go travel

    "drive" definitions

    the act of applying force to propel something

    a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

    a road leading up to a private house

    the trait of being highly motivated

    hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

    the act of driving a herd of animals overland

    a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

    a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

    (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

    a wide scenic road planted with trees

    (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

    operate or control a vehicle

    travel or be transported in a vehicle

    cause someone or something to move by driving

    force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

    to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

    cause to move back by force or influence

    compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment

    push, propel, or press with force

    cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

    strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    move into a desired direction of discourse

    have certain properties when driven

    work as a driver

    move by being propelled by a force

    urge forward

    proceed along in a vehicle

    strike with a driver, as in teeing off

    hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally

    excavate horizontally

    cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling

    (hunting) search for game

    (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground