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She read an excerpt from the book she is currently writing.
  a passage selected from a book, play, film, music or other work; or the selection of such a passage
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  • She read an excerpt from the book she is currently writing.
  • The excerpts were presented out of context.
  • She presented excerpts from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
  • I do not think I would.
    Excerpt from "Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • The disposal of sewage and waste
    Excerpt from Dr. Richards History Primer for Children, Chapter One
    Here is a secret about my family: My sister contracted the deliria a several months before her scheduled procedure.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Nor was I fearful of giving a gentle dig in the ribs at McGraw-Hill and its penchant for publishing trashy "fun" books which could be excerpted in places like Reader’s Digest for a hefty advance (though my japery may have contributed to my downfall).
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Her testimony had been quoted in the newspaper accounts of the case but only in harmless excerpts.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • What follows are excerpts from the verbatim transcript.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • This excerpt describes one of their kings, Ceranthor, as he rides into battle.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Here are excerpts from three of Ruess’s letters: I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • I read an excerpt: When I see you now—moving slowly with new life growing inside you—I hope you know how much you mean to me, and how special this year has been.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • The hostess began reading choice excerpts from the inane article, and Langdon felt himself sinking lower and lower in his chair.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Scrawled at the bottom of the ledger, Langdon saw a familiar excerpt.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The English papers carried excerpts of the senator’s speech and briefly mentioned my father.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Unbidden, excerpts from one of Oromis’s scrolls rose in Eragon’s memory.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Whether it was a song, a person, or a story, there was a lot you couldn’t know from just an excerpt, a glance, or part of a chorus.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • He could not imagine that anyone else at Milton Security would have lifted excerpts from the confidential journal of a doctor at a women’s crisis centre.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • We should not now combine a Norse saga with an excerpt from a novel by George Meredith.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • From The Shadow Exploded (p.60): The following excerpt is from a letter to Donna Kellogg from Christine Hargensen.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I discussed the question in its every aspect, both political and scientific, and this is an excerpt from the well–padded article I published in the issue of April 30.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Then the orchestra played excerpts from Dvorak’s New World Symphony and I kept hearing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" resounding through its dominant theme-my mother’s and grandfather’s favorite spiritual.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Here, for example, are excerpts of interviews that the University of Missouri criminologist David Klinger did with police officers for his fascinating book Into the Kill Zone.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Mullen examined the tapes and excerpted all references to the candidates, until he had 37 separate segments, each roughly two and a half seconds long.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Appendix III: Report on Bene Gesserit Motives and Purposes Here follows an excerpt from the Summa prepared by her own agents at the request of the Lady Jessica immediately after the Arrakis Affair.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Do this: State frankly that you can’t answer the question but that you are offering in its stead an excerpt from Moliere with translation.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Then Krakauer read a long excerpt from a recent New York Times Magazine story about child laborers in Peshawar, and how easy their unendurable economic conditions made them for extremist clerics to recruit.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • We were to dance an excerpt from China’s most famous ballet, The Red Detachment of Women.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • "If I am to complete this," he said, his voice thick, "I must read excerpts from these."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Israeli intelligence forwarded the report to Washington; our capitol correspondents obtained excerpts.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He had excerpts from journal entries from elementary school, an affidavit to the effect that Salander’s mother was incapable of taking care of her, and reports from various foster homes during her teens.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • But Roberta’s letters on the other hand being described in detail,—even excerpts of some of them—the more poetic and gloomy being furnished the Press for use, for who was there to protect her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • If you believe an excerpt from the Bogatir’s or Gaidamak’s log.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • — John Paul Jones, September 14, 1775; excerpts from a letter to the naval committee of the N. A. insurrectionists.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • I mean, if you don’t count the excerpts I sent in letters to the girl I loved after she left for America.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • "Yes," said Max, remembering the chilling excerpts he’d read of Prusias in the Conjurer’s Codex.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Then, somehow, I got caught up in one of Kevin’s World War II books—a book of excerpts from the recollections of concentration camp survivors.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Ellen Rimbauer’s diary, excerpts of which I offer here, set me on a personal course of discovery that has led to the launching of an expedition.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • On the back of the brochure—surrounded by what seemed to be hand-drawn pictures of Casper—were testimonials from people who’d seen the lights and an excerpt from what appeared to be an article in the local newspaper.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Occasionally she stopped to think, looked up at the ceiling or straight in front of her, then again propped her cheek on her hand and copied excerpts from the volume she was reading, writing with a swift, sweeping movement of her pencil in her notebook.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • One can hear it in recorded excerpts from his Fireside Chats, such as this: To those who would not admit the possibility of the approaching storm,—the past two weeks have meant the shattering of many illusions—with this rude awakening has come fear, fear bordering on panic.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • A common remedy would be a trip to the library, where the This I Believe staff would do research and cobble together excerpts from the would-be essayist’s published writings and arrange them artfully into a coherent script that the person would read into the microphone.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Our hero had been up here for seven days now, and when he returned from his constitutional that morning, he found a bill totaling up the charges for his first week—a tidy commercial document in a green envelope, with an exquisite picture of the Berghof at the top of the page and excerpts from the brochure arranged attractively in a narrow column along the left margin, where italicized mention was also made of "psychological therapy by the most modern methods."
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • In certain excerpts of that sleep, Liesel watched him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Excerpts from the clippings pasted in her book contained some real gems: Did they make me feel sad?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Here, in excerpt, are a number of other observations contained in the study: "Despite the violence in their lives, all of the men had ego-images of themselves as physically inferior, weak, and inadequate.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Excerpt from the memorandum sent by the Co-operative Committee on Japanese Canadians to the House and the Senate of Canada, April 1946 It is urgently submitted that the Orders-in-Council [for the deportation of Canadians of Japanese racial origin] are wrong and indefensible and constitute a grave threat to the rights and liberties of Canadian citizens, and that Parliament as guardian of these rights and the representative of the people, should assert its powers and require the…
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Excerpts taken from "The Only Sermon Jesus Ever Wrote," sermon by Billy Graham, © 1949 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The film is ninety minutes long, but I will show only a few short excerpts.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Carefully edited excerpts from that five-year plan, excerpts from the recordings you’ve made—especially that yellow-dog offer—exploitation of your arrest in Kentucky—"
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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