1 She was going to rush into life and wrest from it what she could.
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 MelvilleContext 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.
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 DumasContext 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 CooperContext 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.
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 MachiavelliContext Highlight In CHAPTER III — CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
8 'I have taken leave of you,' said I, wresting my hand away.