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wrest
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
  • I wished to bury it during my whole life in my own bosom, but your brother Maximilian wrested it from me by a violence he repents of now, I am sure.
    Chapters 105-106 (29% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 103-104 (77% in)

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