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verb abridge, abstract, bring forth, choose, cite, collect, cull, deduce, derive, dig out, distill, draw, draw forth, draw out, educe, elicit, epitomize, eviscerate, evoke, excavate, excerpere, excerpt, extrahere, gather, glean, make a selection, mine, obtain, pick, pick out, pull, pull out, quarry, quote, remove, select, separate, single out, summarize, take out, withdraw
See also: abridgment, abstract, acquire, brief, compendium, deduce, deduct, derive, detect, digest, disencumber, disinter, dislodge, distill, educe, elicit, eliminate, eradicate, eviscerate, evoke, except, excerpt, excise, exclude, gain, glean, infer, liberate, quote, receive, reject, remove, secure, select, unveil, withdraw

EXTRACT. A part of a writing. In general this is not evidence, because the whole of the writing may explain the part extracted, so as to give it a different sense; but sometimes extracts from public books are evidence, as the extracts from the registers of births, marriages and burials, kept according to law, when the whole of the matter has been extracted which relates to the cause or matter in issue.

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I will not read them all but I will give you some extracts.
Polly sent back all the extracts from Ned's letters concerning Tom, and by putting the two reports together, they gained the comfortable assurance that Tom was well, in good spirits, hard at work, and intent on coming out strong in spite of all obstacles.
The reading of the extracts from the letters and the extracts from the Diary began.
He returned to the letter for the last time, and concluded his extracts from it as follows:
The certificates were regularly signed as extracts from the parish books, the first letter had a genuine appearance of having been written and preserved for some years, the handwriting of the second tallied with it exactly, (making proper allowance for its having been written by a person in extremity,) and there were several other corroboratory scraps of entries and memoranda which it was equally difficult to question.
Wallace's excellent memoir, some brief extracts from my manuscripts.
Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
Poets, of course, may be satisfactorily read in volumes of, selections; but to me, at least, a book of brief extracts from twenty or a hundred prose authors is an absurdity.
Such unintermitted strainings upon the planted iron must sooner or later inevitably extract it.
He looked up, for an instant at a time, when he was requested to do so; but, no persuasion would extract a word from him.
Jam in that language signifies sea, and suf is the name of a plant in Aethiopia, from which the Abyssins extract a beautiful crimson; whether this be the same with the gouesmon, I know not, but am of opinion that the herb gives to this sea both the colour and the name.
The following extract from an ancient treatise on the art of poetry called `Ming-Chung' sets forth most clearly certain ideals to be pursued: