wring

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Thou art great, but can thy power wring the truth from a woman?
Since Tom's harassed conscience had managed to drive him to the lawyer's house by night and wring a dread tale from lips that had been sealed with the dismalest and most formidable of oaths, Huck's confidence in the human race was well-nigh obliterated.
Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears: they'll blight you - they'll damn you.
Forgive me for being such a fool," she managed to wring out.
Would not the first of them who saw me wring my neck like a snipe's?
This was apparent from her repeated demands upon my mother to disclose the name of her partner in sin, but no amount of abuse or threats could wring this from her, and to save me from needless torture she lied, for she told Sarkoja that she alone knew nor would she even tell her child.