EXTRACT in a Sentence

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67 example sentences for EXTRACT, such as:

1. We can extract oil from shale.
2. Permit me to give you an extract from it.
3. They used to extract iron ore from this site.
4. We extract the following from the speech of Hon.
5. She extracted a completely personal meaning from what was said.

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 Meanings and Examples of EXTRACT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; remove; get despite difficulties or obstacles
Classic Sentence: (49 in 4 pages)
1  Rhett, worried but gentle, attempting to extract further information from his daughter, said coldly that if any spanking were done, he would do it personally and to Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
2  Such unintermitted strainings upon the planted iron must sooner or later inevitably extract it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
3  We extract the following from the speech of Hon.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
4  Mr. Claypole no sooner heard this extract from his own remarks than he fell back in his chair, and looked from the Jew to Charlotte with a countenance of ashy paleness and excessive terror.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
5  Permit me to give you an extract from it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
6  The extract from my private diary which forms the last chapter has brought my narrative up to the eighteenth of October, a time when these strange events began to move swiftly towards their terrible conclusion.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
7  There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour, if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a butler's thumb.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
8  When Mr. Wopsle had imparted to me all that he could recall or I extract, and when I had treated him to a little appropriate refreshment, after the fatigues of the evening, we parted.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLVII
9  The second article, which enters a little more into detail, is an extract from the Journal de Paris, of the same date.
Les Misérables 2 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
10  The well-being of man, that was what they wanted to extract from society.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
11  Though I was angry with old Cotter for alluding to me as a child, I puzzled my head to extract meaning from his unfinished sentences.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE SISTERS
12  All day he toiled on untiringly, and by the evening he had succeeded in extracting ten handfuls of plaster and fragments of stone.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
13  He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
14  The ball had entered my shoulder, and I knew not whether it had remained there or passed through; at any rate I had no means of extracting it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
15  I came with Gerty Farish, and promised not to let her miss the train, but I am sure she is still extracting sentimental solace from the wedding presents.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  He is not planning to expel foreign companies as he needs their expertise and technology to extract and upgrade Venezuela's heavy crude oil.
2  In these times of strictest economy, it would perhaps be interesting to go deeper into the ways of those untiring thrifty ants who seem to know how "To cut a centime in four" and extract the quintessence from a bone.
3  The calculation and the hope is that North Korea's nuclear program is really a diplomatic gambit, designed to extract economic and political concessions.
4  Here is an extract from the Association for psychological science on-line journal.
5  They aim to extract the maximum political benefit from the Games.
6  We can extract oil from shale.
7  A dentist may decide to extract the tooth to prevent recurrent trouble.
8  They used to extract iron ore from this site.
9  The two miners, which have major iron-ore operations in Australia, may succeed in extracting the premium from the Chinese.
10  The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
11  The author extracts the maximum from every carefully-crafted scene in this witty tale.
12  The most effective new botanicals are extracts from cola nut and marine algae.
13  The resin from which the oil is extracted comes from a small, tough tree.
14  She extracted a completely personal meaning from what was said.
15  Zidane has become the poster child for a whole generation of French-born youths of North African extraction.