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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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Nature has her language, and she is not unveracious; but we don't know all the intricacies of her syntax just yet, and in a hasty reading we may happen to extract the very opposite of her real meaning.
Yes, yes--my children," was all that I could extract from him.
This extract is sufficient to show the spirit and the views which actuated Mr.
A few lines of extract from the daily journal which it was her habit to keep will tell all that need be told before this narrative advances to later dates and to newer scenes.
The first extract related to a period of nearly a year before the date of Mrs.
With those words he began his first extract from the consul's letter.
They proceeded at once to extract the interior mould, for the purpose of clearing out the boring of the piece.
Oh, ye only is it, ye dark, nightly ones, that extract warmth from the shining ones
If I could produce no extract from the original book to compare with the certified copy at Knowlesbury, I could produce no positive evidence, and could threaten him with no fatal exposure.
I shall present the public with one or two extracts from it: "An entire and perfect union will be the solid foundation of lasting peace: It will secure your religion, liberty, and property; remove the animosities amongst yourselves, and the jealousies and differences betwixt our two kingdoms.
For you are a young lady of deep reflection, I know, and read great books and make extracts.
We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture,--all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite.

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