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  • He goes to the divan, stumbling into the fender and over the fire-irons on his way; extricating himself with muttered imprecations; and finishing his disastrous journey by throwing himself so impatiently on the divan that he almost breaks it.

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  • She was caught in the wreckage and could not extricate herself without help.
  • Mona reached into his mouth for his tongue.
    Ralph, jaw agape, laughed.
    "Won’t come out," Callie told her sister.
    Still Mona pulled, giggling, until finally Ralph extricated her wet fingers and closed his mouth firmly and bounced her on his knee to distract her.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American

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