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 Meanings and Examples of WREST
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 v.  obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
Classic Sentence:
1  She was going to rush into life and wrest from it what she could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  It was like holding an enemy's sharp two-edged sword by the blade, and that enemy all the time striving to wrest it out of your clutch.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
3  But they should not keep these prizes, I said; some, all, I would wrest from them.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In I
4  But here are your bonds; pay me differently; and he held the bonds towards Danglars, who seized them like a vulture extending its claws to withhold the food that is being wrested from its grasp.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
5  The Huron chief, after casting the weapons he had wrested from his companions over the rock, drew his knife, and turned to his captive, with a look in which conflicting passions fiercely contended.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
6  The Jew inflicted a smart blow on Oliver's shoulders with the club; and was raising it for a second, when the girl, rushing forward, wrested it from his hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
7  He who would attack that state from the outside must have the utmost caution; as long as the prince resides there it can only be wrested from him with the greatest difficulty.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
8  'I have taken leave of you,' said I, wresting my hand away.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
Example Sentence:
1  For the past year he has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
2  They are fighting to wrest control of the party from the old leaders.
3  The shareholders are planning to wrest control of the company from the current directors.
4  The rebels tried to wrest control of the town from government forces.
5  Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland appears set to wrest more powers from the central government in London.