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She was caught in the wreckage and could not extricate herself without help.
  release from entanglement or difficulty
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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
  • "Come on," I say in exasperation, extricating myself from his grasp but not before he gets in another kiss.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Every time, though, he extricated himself and went back, perhaps to a different spot, to get a different angle on the game.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • When the restless, wiggling majority has settled into sleep, I carefully extricate myself from my blanket and tiptoe through the cavern until I find Finnick, feeling for some unspecified reason that he will understand.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I take the opportunity to extricate my arm and rise.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • This made the taxiways a pageant of lurching planes, all of which, sooner or later, ended up veering into places nowhere near where their pilots intended them to go, and from which they often had to be extricated with shovels.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Will and Marcus were struggling on the ground before Marcus was finally able to extricate himself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Holly managed to extricate her fingers a nanosecond before they snapped like brittle spaghetti.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Doreen extricated a black scrap from her bundle and dropped it in my lap.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar

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  • Instantly I began to extricate myself and crawl back again, with what speed and silence I could manage, to the more open portion of the wood.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • But after I told him I’d only done okay at the audition, I had the feeling that I was wading into quicksand, and that if I took one more step, there’d be no extricating myself and I’d sink until I suffocated.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • And now I pass on to another thread which I have extricated out of the tangled skein, the mystery of the sobs in the night, of the tear-stained face of Mrs. Barrymore, of the secret journey of the butler to the western lattice window.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It took us twenty minutes to extricate ourselves, at which point I left Emily with some girls she knew and finally went looking for Sophie.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • He laughed at my expression as he extricated himself from my arms and legs.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Dr Fujii went down into the water under the bridge, where a score of people had already taken refuge, among them his servants, who had extricated them- selves from the wreckage.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Ron, who had fought his way through to Harry’s side, doubled up with laughter as they watched Malfoy fighting to extricate himself from the robe, Goyle’s head still stuck inside it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • ...I became convinced he was trying to figure out a way not to hook up with me, that I never should have suggested the idea in the first place, that it was unladylike and therefore had disgusted Augustus Waters, who was standing there looking at me unblinking, trying to think of a way to extricate himself from the situation politely.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • 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.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He fought with all his strength to extricate himself from the mud and the water, only succeeding in being sucked deeper into its grasp.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • His mother dressed him in garnet velvet, and when he was able he followed her about at a distance of several yards, extricating himself gravely from the ladies who tried to detain him in conversation.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • I had a feeling he was trying to extricate himself, although he’d had little luck thus far.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • And even if you could do that, cleverly, there was no certainty they would find better ground anywhere else, not even any certainty that they could extricate themselves without trouble, and so he had known all along that retreat was simply no longer an alternative,
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • As it was, I extricated myself as quickly as I could from them
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • (Pozzo extricates himself with cries of pain and crawls away.)
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • But the silence and the constancy of the nightmare had become unbearable for Grandma and she hoped that by sharing them with her husband, she could be helped to extricate herself from the grip of the past.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Still, if the courage of Agathocles in entering into and extricating himself from dangers be considered, together with his greatness of mind in enduring and overcoming hardships, it cannot be seen why he should be esteemed less than the most notable captain.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • if things got complicated, he extricated himself, somehow managing to make it seem like it was the most selfless of gestures, instead of just the opposite.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • "And I want that homing contraption out of Mr. McDaniels," added the Agent.
    "Extrication is a bit unpleasant but harmless."
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • So far I’ve managed to extricate myself without getting physical, relying on what’s left of my brain to use a little humor, crack jokes about my baby fat or how Mom always warned me against storeroom sex.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • I tap Amy’s shoulder and she extricates herself from Oren’s mouth.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I heard Maxon murmur his condolences, comforting the poor thing before extricating himself.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • It had been folded up with almost diabolical cleverness inside the acorn, and it had taken ages, and Ty’s skilled fingers, to get it extricated.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Colin extricated himself from the hugs and sat down on his bed.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Annie finally extricated herself.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Coming to earth in a knotted pile, we extricated ourselves from its tangles in what could’ve been a lost Three Stooges bit; several times I thought I was free, only to try standing and fall flat on my face again with a cartoonish whump!
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I untied my shoe to extricate it and then turned it over, looking for the wind-up key, but I couldn’t find one.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • My mind raced as I tried to think of a tactful way to extricate myself.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He extricates himself reluctantly.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • "Don’t worry about it," I say, trying to extricate my wrist from his hand.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The thorns slash my legs every time I move, but I’m too busy puking to extricate them just yet.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Consciously I began to wish for a way to extricate myself from a job and a situation I felt incapable of handling.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As for the Professor—sucked like a mere larva into the burial mound of KL Sachsenhausen, dismal clone of the insensate leviathan of human affliction spawned years before at KL Dachau—his efforts to extricate himself were in vain.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Leo gently extricated himself "So we’re in agreement?"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I extricated myself from the bush with some difficulty, picking bits of prickly gorse from my skirt and hair.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But for the moment they could not extricate themselves from the crowd.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • At the end of an hour the stone was extricated from the wall, leaving a cavity a foot and a half in diameter.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Then you must get him out of England before you stir a finger to extricate yourself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Brom extricated himself from a vine and looked around with interest.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • In his arms, he still clutched the bizarre treasure they had extricated from the bank.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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