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pluck
 v.  pull or draw, especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something
Classic Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
1  Alone I linger, I pluck the bitter herb by the ruined wall, the churchyard wall, and press its sour, its sweet, its sour, long grey leaf, so, twixt thumb and finger.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
2  Now may I pluck," Isa murmured, picking a rose, "my single flower.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
3  Certain agents I found to have the power to shake and to pluck back that fleshly vestment, even as a wind might toss the curtains of a pavilion.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
4  But once you start the mental life you pluck the apple.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  Began taking off his breeches, and then a looker-on gave him a trifle for his pluck.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
6  If there were a hidden meaning in it, I was confident that I could pluck it forth.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
7  He thought that Romainville was a little grove near Paris, where young lovers go to pluck lilacs in the month of April.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
8  The branch trembles when a hand approaches it to pluck a flower, and seems to both withdraw and to offer itself at one and the same time.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—IN WHAT MIRROR M. MADELEINE CONTEMPLATES HIS HA...
9  The human body has something of this tremor when the instant arrives in which the mysterious fingers of Death are about to pluck the soul.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—IN WHAT MIRROR M. MADELEINE CONTEMPLATES HIS HA...
10  For our own part, we do not think so; it seems to us impossible that the same hand should pluck laurels and purloin the shoes from a dead man.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
11  It rolls in vast and terrible waves; it accumulates and piles up there; the flood attacks the piles of the bridges as though in an effort to pluck them up with great liquid ropes.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
12  "Certainly, madame," said Porthos, winking to himself, as a gambler does who laughs at the dupe he is about to pluck.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
13  She could not pluck up spirit to make any answer.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
14  "In a steeplechase it all depends on riding and on pluck," said the Englishman.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
15  One thing he could not pluck out of his heart, though he never ceased struggling with it, was the regret, amounting to despair, that he had lost her forever.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 23
Example Sentence:
1  The first thing to be thought of is to pluck the disease in its bud, which is best done by injections.
2  "Let another help me!" "No; you shall tear yourself away, none shall help you: you shall yourself pluck out your right eye; yourself cut off your right hand."
3  I developed an elaborate color scheme to help us pluck just the right card at that special moment to confound the opposing pair of debaters.
4  The agency plucked Naomi from obscurity and turned her into one of the world's top models.
5  The old building was plucked down by the builders.
6  For the lucky few, there's the chance of being plucked from obscurity and thrown into the glamorous world of modelling.
7  He plucked a couple of plastic bags from the roll.
8  The kid plucked at my clothes and wouldn't go away.
9  The convention plucked him from the pastorate to head the foreign mission board.
10  Political dishonesty ought to be plucked up by the roots.
11  Robin Hood reached back and plucked one last arrow from his quiver.