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The initial effort failed to dislodge the Taliban.
  move or remove by force
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  • The initial effort failed to dislodge the Taliban.
  • The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space
  • used dynamite to dislodge the bolder
  • At first he tried to dislodge it with his hand, but as it was now very tightly wedged he drew a stone-pick out of his pocket, and very carefully and with some trouble got it out.
    Anna Sewell  --  Black Beauty

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  • They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer;
    Joshua 16:9 (NIV)
  • As for Tess Durbeyfield, she did not so easily dislodge the incident from her consideration.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And then tug by tug he realized he would never be able to dislodge it.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • She shakes her head like she’s trying to dislodge the words from her brain.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • A skull dislodged from the pile and clattered to the floor, where it rolled to a stop at my feet and stared up at me.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • He was cutting a tree when a branch dislodged and struck him, breaking his neck.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I was dislodging the lime scale on the bathroom taps using paper towels soaked in vinegar (my mother’s tip) when I heard Will’s chair behind me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • He grabbed her nose and pinched it closed, and try as she might, she could not dislodge his fingers.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Fezzik could not get his arms around to his back and dislodge the enemy.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I nodded, dislodging the rat’s nose for a moment.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • , shook his head, as if to dislodge a strand of cobweb.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Cole began, "Our parents were killed when a boulder dislodged by a mine blast from one of Roger’s operations crushed the car they were in."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Every time a fat raindrop dislodged itself and went streaking down the glass, it was like a tear in the fabric.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I struggled vainly to dislodge his shoe from the crack.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I squirmed to dislodge it.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She swatted and clawed, trying to dislodge him.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • His foot dislodges a pebble and it falls into the abyss, apparently gone forever.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Raising his head, mouth wide open, he convulsed, frantic and desperate to dislodge the grass.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • I also knew that one false step, a dislodged rock, however small, would betray our positions.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The firebomb dislodged and flew into the Hephaestus chariot at the driver’s feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Perhaps she was dislodging a curl of rubber band from inside her cheek, or was she really smiling?
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Langdon straightened it, and it dislodged again.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Like dislodged trucks, the heads of the harpooneers aloft shook on their bull-like necks.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Minor demons are difficult enough to dislodge.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • As he pulled off the soiled sheets he dislodged the panties I had put under the mattress.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Careful not to dislodge it, he raised both hands above him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "All the points of our position are in the enemy’s hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • When Hermione returned from the trolley and put her money back into her schoolbag, she dislodged a copy of the Daily Prophet that she had been carrying in there.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Josie shook her head, trying to dislodge the words.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The cage heaved violently, almost dislodging Chix from his seat.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Kaa had only just worked his way over the west wall, landing with a wrench that dislodged a coping stone into the ditch.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • They it was who dislodged the goblins from the mountain-slopes, casting them over precipices, or driving them down shrieking and bewildered among their foes.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Accordingly a party of adventurers, better suited to the task than the weak though spirited boy, was ordered to dislodge the skulkers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The French, who were masters of the chapel for a moment, and were then dislodged, set fire to it.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She struggled, but her efforts to tear herself free of the hands that held her—Lily’s, narrow and bony with black fingernails—were hampered by her fear of dislodging Simon, who clung to her jacket with paws and teeth.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • When all are gone if I’m alone they can dislodge me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In his dying convulsions the ax had become dislodged from the wound.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • You start to forget words: they’re on the tip of your tongue, but instead of eventually dislodging, they stay there.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Kronos pushed against her, trying to dislodge his blade, but she held him in check, her arms trembling as he forced his sword down toward her neck.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The Pocket Sneakoscope had become dislodged from Uncle Vernon’s old socks and was whirling and gleaming on the floor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 15 The Man of the Island FROM the side of the hill, which was here steep and stony, a spout of gravel was dislodged and fell rattling and bounding through the trees.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • He had already pulled on a pair of loose khaki pants, and he stood by the door, rumpling his hair, dislodging a few feathers of his own.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Fudge will soon wish he’d never dislodged me from Hogwarts, I promise you.’
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The iron bars were a relic of the old regime, and no one had ever thought of dislodging them.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Charles Hamilton, emboldened by her notice, was firmly planted on her right, refusing to be dislodged by the combined efforts of the Tarleton twins.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Groping about the masonry just below the margin, I succeeded in dislodging a small fragment, and let it fall into the abyss.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
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