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Examples of use of the word "winnowing" in the press


1. Normally that process starts with a huge overproduction of neurons, followed by a controlled winnowing that leaves only those that have made proper connections. "Changes in these genes could bias the way circuits get sculpted out and could perhaps lead to a brain in which signals that would normally get filtered out don't get filtered out," which could interfere with thinking and prompt hallucinations, Insel said. (Washington Post, 28-03-2008)

2. Press coverage has fallen neatly in line with the Obama-on-attack narrative, we'll see if his rhetoric ever escalates as high as that of the media." As for the Republicans, lots of buzz about Fred Barnes winnowing the field: "At this point, with the first voting just nine weeks away, only two candidates--Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney--have credible scenarios. (Washington Post, 30-10-2007)

3. Then you can get paid phone banking to remind people to turn in their ballots." Campaigns can actively monitor which mail-in voters have submitted ballots, further winnowing down the field of voters to target, Klink said. (Washington Post, 22-01-2008)

4. For their work, Melton and his colleagues systematically studied cells from the pancreas of adult mice, slowly winnowing the list of genes necessary to make a "beta" cell that produces insulin. (Washington Post, 28-08-2008)

5. "South Carolina is now playing the role the Iowa caucus used to play: winnowing the field rather than telling us the nominee," said Republican pollster Whit Ayres. (Washington Post, 20-01-2008)

6. Sam Brownback of Kansas dropped out of the race, winnowing the field. (Washington Post, 22-10-2007)



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