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extricate
 v.  free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Seeing that he was employing familiar maneuvers to extricate himself from unpleasant conversation, she slipped her arm through his and said: "I was waiting for you."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  But she could not extricate him without disturbing six other wounded men, so she let him go on to the hospital.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  India was torn between the desire to shield Ashley by her silence and to extricate him by telling all her suspicions to Melanie and the whole world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  Carry had in fact come dangerously near to being involved in the episode of Mrs. Norma Hatch, and it had taken some verbal ingenuity to extricate herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  She couldn't extricate herself all in five minutes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
6  When she began to extricate herself it was by turning round and round, and so unwinding the prickly switch.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI
8  It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
9  In order to extricate himself from the predicament, he took the simplest course; he lied abominably.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE ARTILLERY-MEN COMPEL PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM...
10  Yes, for in any extreme circumstance it might not only extricate us from some great embarrassment, but even a great danger.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 38 HOW, WITHOUT INCOMMDING HIMSELF, ATHOS PROCURES HIS EQUIPMENT
11  Morrel smiled with an expression very like a grimace, and then turned round to Monte Cristo, as if to ask him to extricate him from his embarrassment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
12  Then you must get him out of England before you stir a finger to extricate yourself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
13  Nothing but anguish extricated itself from this tumult which overwhelmed his will and his reason, and from which he sought to draw proof and resolution.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
14  "Amen," said Fauchelevent, who imperturbably extricated himself in this manner from the dilemma, whenever he heard Latin.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
15  Only a bird could have extricated itself from this predicament.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV—PRISONER
Example Sentence:
1  Icebreakers were needed to extricate the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.
2  Up to her knees in mud, Myra wondered how on earth she was going to extricate herself from this quagmire.
3  Mercifully some one arrived upon the scene to extricate him from the dilemma and assume the responsibility.
4  It represents a last ditch attempt by the country to extricate itself from its economic crisis.
5  The meeting seemed to be endless, but I extricated myself by saying I had to catch a plane.