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 v.  twist by holding tightly; compress something by turning hands in opposite directions to extract liquid
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  "Oh, Scarlett, you are so young you wring my heart," he said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  It makes me kind of faint to wring an old goose's neck.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
3  They were gulping at their canteens, fierce to wring every mite of water from them, and they polished at their swollen and watery features with coat sleeves and bunches of grass.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
4  Like his Master, he knew that, if he saved others, himself he could not save; nor could utmost extremity wring from him words, save of prayers and holy trust.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
5  While this dialogue was proceeding, Cedric was endeavouring to wring out of those who guarded him an avowal of their character and purpose.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
6  Isaac groaned deeply, and began to wring his hands, and to relapse into his state of desolation and despair.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
7  Full of this resolve to marry in haste, and wring the heart of the proud girl, Wildeve went his way.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
8  You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  An excessive emotion was required to wring from him, once or twice a year, that lugubrious laugh of the convict, which is like the echo of the laugh of a demon.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
10  The peculiar feature of the violences of destiny is, that however polished or cool we may be, they wring human nature from our very bowels, and force it to reappear on the surface.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
11  He approached Marius, who still lay livid and motionless, and to whom the physician had returned, and began once more to wring his hands.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
12  But the count, disregarding his cry, continued to wring the bandit's wrist, until, his arm being dislocated, he fell first on his knees, then flat on the floor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
13  We can only shave our heads for them and wring the tears from our cheeks.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK IV
14  In a long life of acts which were often not pleasant to do, and which sometimes did wring my heart, I have never had so heavy a task as now.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
15  And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  I wish to foster, not to blight -- to earn gratitude, not to wring tears of blood -- no, nor of brine: my harvest must be in smiles, in endearments, in sweet -- That will do.
2  Chase hopes to wring more profits by offering more products.
3  Please wring all the water from the soaking-wet shirt.