To sift is to separate the good from the bad. You can sift grains, flour, or sand through a filter to get the desired particles.

  • The teacher sifted the papers to make sure that only the good ones were put in the box.

  • The police sifted through the evidence to try to find the suspect.

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Example Sentences for sifted

  • 1

    Sift the flour and the baking powder.

  • 2

    Sift the remaining malt and flour together.

  • 3

    Sift in the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, then slowly whisk in the beer/molasses mixture.

  • 4

    Republicans sift through the ashes of defeat.

  • 5

    Investigators sift through facts, false information.

  • 6

    He and Danny sift through all the salt.

  • 7

    I have no time to sift through the rest at the moment.

  • 8

    We sift the sources and we only use the best.

  • 9

    But the people were learned enough to sift through the vibrant knowledge.

  • 10

    Meera Maasi crouching on the floor to sift the stones from rice.