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Definition a passage selected from a book, play, film, music or other work; or the selection of such a passage
  • 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.
  • In certain excerpts of that sleep, Liesel watched him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • excerpts = short parts from a longer story
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • excerpt = a short part from a longer story
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • excerpt = a short part from a longer story
  • Excerpts taken from "The Only Sermon Jesus Ever Wrote," sermon by Billy Graham, © 1949 Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • What follows are excerpts from the verbatim transcript.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Unbidden, excerpts from one of Oromis's scrolls rose in Eragon's memory.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • 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
  • 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
  • The English papers carried excerpts of the senator's speech and briefly mentioned my father.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • "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
  • — John Paul Jones, September 14, 1775; excerpts from a letter to the naval committee of the N. A. insurrectionists.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Excerpts from the clippings pasted in her book contained some real gems: Did they make me feel sad?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Scrawled at the bottom of the ledger, Langdon saw a familiar excerpt.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Excerpt from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, page 634784, section 5a.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 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
  • We were to dance an excerpt from China's most famous ballet, The Red Detachment of Women.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Her testimony had been quoted in the newspaper accounts of the case but only in harmless excerpts.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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