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Definition of winnow:

  1. To separate and drive off the chaff from grain by means of wind; to fan; to beat, as with wings; to examine; to sift for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as the bad from the good.
  2. To separate chaff from corn.

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Examples of usage for winnow:

  1. He told with some sprightliness of having seen threshings in Mexico, how the grain was beaten out with flails in the patios, and afterwards thrown up in the wind to winnow out. – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  2. He persuaded the blacks that the French were about to enslave them once more, and, raising the spectre of bondage, he quelled sedition, ravaged the maritime towns, and awaited the French in the interior, in confident expectation that yellow fever would winnow their ranks and reduce them to a level with his own strength. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  3. Into its furrows shall we all be cast, In the sure faith, that we shall rise again At the great harvest, when the archangel's blast Shall winnow like a fan, the chaff and grain. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quotes for winnow:

  1. This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.