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  • Doreen extricated a black scrap from her bundle and dropped it in my lap.   (source)
    extricated = removed
  • I had a feeling he was trying to extricate himself, although he'd had little luck thus far.   (source)
    extricate = free from constraint or difficulty
  • Will and Marcus were struggling on the ground before Marcus was finally able to extricate himself.   (source)
    extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • 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.   (source)
    extricate = free
  • 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.   (source)
    extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • I take the opportunity to extricate my arm and rise.   (source)
    extricate = free
  • As it was, I extricated myself as quickly as I could from them   (source)
    extricated = removed
  • "And I want that homing contraption out of Mr. McDaniels," added the Agent.
    "Extrication is a bit unpleasant but harmless."   (source)
    extrication = removal
  • 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,   (source)
    extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • 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.   (source)
    extricated = removed
  • (Pozzo extricates himself with cries of pain and crawls away.)   (source)
    extricates = frees from constraint or difficulty
  • 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 themselves from the wreckage.   (source)
    extricated = freed
  • 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.   (source)
    extricating = freeing or removing from constraint or difficulty
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    extricated = pulled out (from entanglement)
  • 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.   (source)
    extricate = free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • 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.   (source)
    extricating = getting out of
  • A little later I broke through another bridge to my waist; the poles kept me out of the hundred-foot crevasse, but after I extricated myself, I bent double with dry heaves, thinking about what it would be like to be lying in a pile at the bottom of the crevasse, waiting for death to come, with nobody aware of how or where I'd met my end.†   (source)
  • She had on a mink stole composed of lustrous tails, and was extricating herself from her gloves.†   (source)
  • The more I tried to extricate myself, the harder she clung.†   (source)
  • The entire empire has sunk into a quagmire of extravagance from which they cannot extricate themselves.†   (source)
  • "Thanks," I mumbled, extricating myself from the blankets and grabbing my backpack.†   (source)
  • He had somehow managed to extricate his mother and himself before things got worse, but ever since then, they had been reluctant to leave the house.†   (source)
  • He extricates himself reluctantly.†   (source)
  • In his arms, he still clutched the bizarre treasure they had extricated from the bank.†   (source)
  • I untied my shoe to extricate it and then turned it over, looking for the wind-up key, but I couldn't find one.†   (source)
  • I extricated my hand.†   (source)
  • Annie finally extricated herself.†   (source)
  • He'd slept in a chair that first night, and Fujiko had stayed awake pondering ways to extricate herself from this situation.†   (source)
  • Professionals were summoned to extricate him from the destroyed Volkswagen; later—long after morning meeting was over—they finally rescued the headmaster by removing the driver's-side door of Dr. Dolder's poor car with a torch.†   (source)
  • "Don't worry about it," I say, trying to extricate my wrist from his hand.†   (source)
  • I heard Maxon murmur his condolences, comforting the poor thing before extricating himself.†   (source)
  • Brom extricated himself from a vine and looked around with interest.†   (source)
  • Three people died, but except for her hands my mother was not seriously harmed until an overeager rescuer broke her arm in extricating her and also, in the process, collapsed a portion of the tent bearing a huge buckle that knocked her unconscious.†   (source)
  • My mind raced as I tried to think of a tactful way to extricate myself.†   (source)
  • Kassad extricated himself from the tangle of legs and branches, sat on the downed man's knees, and began slashing through gaps in armor at groin, sides, and underarms.†   (source)
  • Minnie could hardly wait for the end of the school year, when her sister at last would be able to extricate herself from her duties at the Midlothian Academy.†   (source)
  • He extricated them from their difficulty by spending the next two hours explaining the controls and the general operation of the ship.†   (source)
  • Hazel tried to draw her sword, but Pasiphae managed to extricate herself first.†   (source)
  • Some people get down and then they must rely on their faith to extricate them.†   (source)
  • Several half-naked women were trying to wind themselves around him, but he was tired, and to extricate himself from them he opened the door leading to the next room.†   (source)
  • The woman's approach seemed amateurish and what interest would the C.I.A. have in extricating Mahtob and me from Iran?†   (source)
  • He tried miserably to recall some means of extricating them both from their devastating embarrassment.†   (source)
  • One leading mind would extricate the best cause from that ruin which seems to await it...One active, masterly capacity would bring order out of this confusion and save this country.†   (source)
  • The thorns slash my legs every time I move, but I'm too busy puking to extricate them just yet.†   (source)
  • He had no clue how to extricate them from the present crisis, but he could analyze the attack better than most chess players leaning over the board on a cool summer day.†   (source)
  • She would go to the Medes and worry later how to extricate herself from their assistance and how to explain to Nahuseresh that there hadn't been room for him to accompany her.†   (source)
  • She attempted to extricate the coil from the scrap pile.†   (source)
  • The undersecretary of state backed away, his arms raised, pleading innocence, as Staples shouted to no avail in her efforts to extricate them both from the angry mob.†   (source)
  • "It is a fact that my clients risked life and limb to extricate these men from harrowing circumstances, Your Honor," Isham said.†   (source)
  • The soldiers were temporarily stunned as he extricated himself from it, stepped off the bed, and started to walk away, intending to return to his room.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Instantly, a cloying saleswoman accosted him, and by the time he'd managed to extricate himself, the Israeli and his bodyguard had vanished.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Consciously I began to wish for a way to extricate myself from a job and a situation I felt incapable of handling.†   (source)
  • He got the Spaniard off the streetcar, actually having to pull him by the waist to extricate him backwards.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    extricate = remove
  • 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.   (source)
    extricate = free
  • 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.   (source)
    extricated = removed
  • He would try to extricate Hermione on his own while Ron was dealing with the raining office.†   (source)
  • He managed to extricate himself, then fell into another, deeper, crevasse.†   (source)
  • I made an effort not to exhale near Lara as she groggily extricated herself from the sleeping bag.†   (source)
  • Leo gently extricated himself "So we're in agreement?"†   (source)
  • Before I could extricate myself, Blitzen plowed into my chest.†   (source)
  • Colin extricated himself from the hugs and sat down on his bed.†   (source)
  • The remaining priests extricated themselves and resumed their charge.†   (source)
  • I tap Amy's shoulder and she extricates herself from Oren's mouth.†   (source)
  • "Thank you," I whispered, and I tried to extricate myself.†   (source)
  • Moody found that he could not extricate himself from the international struggle.†   (source)
  • But Florentino Ariza helped him to extricate himself.†   (source)
  • The Ra'zac screeched again, then struggled to extricate itself from the remainder of the egg.†   (source)
  • They were in fact, exercising their natural rights to extricate themselves from illegal kidnapping.†   (source)
  • Her voice is a memory, tucked away so deep inside that trying to extricate it makes my head pound.†   (source)
  • Extricating himself from Katrina's embrace, he said, "There is something I want you to do for me.†   (source)
  • Was he thinking of some way to extricate himself from the situation?†   (source)
  • They Extricate Themselves From the refrigerator.†   (source)
  • It took his battalion longer to extricate itself from the column of warriors than it had to join it.†   (source)
  • Eragon gently extricated his finger from Ismira's grip and returned to stand by Roran.†   (source)
  • At last, he extricated him-self from Romilda Vane, who was hinting heavily that she would like to go to Slughorn's Christmas party with him.†   (source)
  • One of the wizards in the lift, who was carrying an armful of broomsticks, extricated himself with difficulty and disappeared down the corridor.†   (source)
  • He's floundering — images of quicksand come to mind — but he can't see how to extricate himself, not yet.†   (source)
  • The gnome had finally managed to extricate his worm and was now sucking on it happily, leaning against the bottommost branches of the rhododendron bush.†   (source)
  • He extricated a piece of parchment from the pile before him, took a deep breath, and read out, The charges against the accused are as follows: That he did knowingly, deliberately and in full awareness of the illegality of his actions, having received a previous written warning from the Ministry of Magic on a similar charge, produce a Patronus Charm in a Muggle-inhabited area, in the presence of a Muggle, on the second of August at twenty-three minutes past nine, which constitutes an offence under Paragraph C of the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery, 1875, and also under Section 13 of the International Confederation of Warlocks' Statute of Secrecy.†   (source)
  • The tide drift had taken him down into the kelp, and he'd wasted four hours extricating himself so as not to rip his gill-net.†   (source)
  • And the first thing I thought was Okay, how do I extricate this claw from my boob before it leaves permanent marks?†   (source)
  • I asked her who, but she was lost in reverie, stuck in some horrible memory, unable to extricate herself.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • "Somehow I think Roran would have found a way to extricate you from Helgrind, even without me," commented Eragon.†   (source)
  • Or are you thinking that through lobbying and legislation, speechmaking and storytelling, we can extricate ourselves from our foolish ways?†   (source)
  • Olive, Claire, and Miss Peregrine were waiting there for us, and as we extricated ourselves from the net and stumbled away from the cliff's edge, Olive cheered, Miss Peregrine screeched and beat her good wing, and Claire raised her head from where she'd been lying on the ground and gave a weak smile.†   (source)
  • The dwarf on the bottom groaned and kicked his feet in the air but was unable to extricate himself from under his fellow prisoners.†   (source)
  • Forsyth went on to explain the separation of powers within the government and how even an order from the President could not extricate a person or persons from the right to due process.†   (source)
  • Too subtly for the untrained eye to notice, she extricates Hannah from Daddy, who ambles toward the bar like a half-trained puppy, glancing back for trainer approval.†   (source)
  • This place, however, captured the imagination of our race, and ever since, knurlan from every clan have traveled here and labored to extricate more trees from the grip of the granite.†   (source)
  • Thorn's efforts to extricate himself only worsened the situation, and after a few seconds, the walls gave way.†   (source)
  • Roran hesitated, as if unable to decide whether her request was serious and, if so, how he could politely extricate himself from such an unlooked-for and rather onerous obligation.†   (source)
  • Murtagh had saved Eragon and Saphira from the Ra'zac after their first, ill-fated visit to Dras-Leona; risked his life to help extricate Eragon from Gil'ead; acquitted himself honorably in the Battle of Farthen Dur; and, despite the torments he no doubt endured as a result, had chosen to interpret his orders from Galbatorix in a way that allowed him to release Eragon and Saphira after the Battle of the Burning Plains instead of taking them captive.†   (source)
  • Eragon winced and extricated himself from Varaug's mind even as the Shade recoiled from Arya, pulling himself off her blade.†   (source)
  • KISSMESWEET Waking, Roran extricated himself from Katrina's smooth arms and sat bare-chested on the edge of the cot they shared.†   (source)
  • Extricating himself from Jeod's grip, Eragon edged toward the entrance to the tent while excusing himself as gracefully as he could and making his farewells.†   (source)
  • I quickly checked the water level and decided that, with luck, I could extricate myself from this throne of sand.†   (source)
  • At first there was the time of great bitterness when I prowled about my room trying to fathom why I represented such a threat to Piedmont and Bennington and why they felt compelled to extricate me from the island school.†   (source)
  • But for the moment they could not extricate themselves from the crowd.†   (source)
  • Poirot bent and gently extricated something from his right hand.†   (source)
  • But she could not extricate him without disturbing six other wounded men, so she let him go on to the hospital.†   (source)
  • He had been tricked by it himself, but he had extricated himself without asking or receiving help from any man; let anyone else who might be so imposed upon do the same.†   (source)
  • The name of an American, Mrs Grey, comes back to me, and my mother somehow conveying to me that I might tease him, as I extricated crumbs from his beard, about "flirting with pretty ladies".†   (source)
  • still knew that he had courage, and though he may have come to doubt lately that he had acquired that shrewdness which at one time he believed he had, he still believed that it existed somewhere in the world to be learned and that if it could be learned he would yet learn it—and maybe even this, Grandfather said: if shrewdness could not extricate him this second time as it had before, he could at least depend on the courage to find him will and strength to make a third start toward that design as it had found him to make the second with—who came into the office not for pity and not for help because Grandfather said he had never learned how to ask anybody for help or anything else and so h†   (source)
  • India was torn between the desire to shield Ashley by her silence and to extricate him by telling all her suspicions to Melanie and the whole world.†   (source)
  • Seeing that he was employing familiar maneuvers to extricate himself from unpleasant conversation, she slipped her arm through his and said: "I was waiting for you.†   (source)
  • from Mississippi, his overcoat (as thin and vain for what it was as the suit) lying on the floor where he had not even bothered to raise it (—the winter of '64 now, the army retreated across Alabama, into Georgia; now Carolina was just at their backs and Bon, the officer, thinking 'We will either be caught and annihilated or Old Joe will extricate us and we will make contact with Lee in front of Richmond and then we will at least have the privilege of surrender:.†   (source)
  • in the cedar grove, who borrowed two halfwild young mules to pull the wagon: so he rode fast toward church as far as he went, in his homemade coffin, in his regimentals and sabre and embroidered gauntlets, until the young mules bolted and turned the wagon over and tumbled him, sabre plumes and all, into a ditch from which the daughter extricated him and fetched him back to the cedar grove and read the service herself.†   (source)
  • Men extricated themselves from thick shirts.†   (source)
  • Very carefully then Duane began to extricate his right foot from the sucking sand.†   (source)
  • But if you'll come along I'll extricate you; and you must really lunch with me, you know.†   (source)
  • And more to extricate herself than her mother, she finally observed, "Poor Mamma.†   (source)
  • Here is a means of extricating yourself from your predicament for the moment.†   (source)
  • The pilgrim extricated himself, as if there were contamination in the touch.†   (source)
  • 'I must go, Cathy,' said Heathcliff, seeking to extricate himself from his companion's arms.†   (source)
  • In the very entry one bee hummed angrily, caught in his beard, but he carefully extricated it.†   (source)
  • Then you must get him out of England before you stir a finger to extricate yourself.†   (source)
  • That done, extricate yourself, in Heaven's name, and we'll see it out together, dear old boy.†   (source)
  • It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.†   (source)
  • "I do," extricating myself from restraint rapidly and completely.†   (source)
  • 'Tis a truly gallant counter-plot, which will extricate us all from the matter.†   (source)
  • We must extricate ourselves from this position.†   (source)
  • How could she extricate herself from this labyrinth?†   (source)
  • In order to extricate himself from the predicament, he took the simplest course; he lied abominably.†   (source)
  • And from whose hands the count extricated me in so wonderful a manner?†   (source)
  • He extricated Cosette from all difficulties.†   (source)
  • Marius and Jean Valjean would have stood a chance of extricating themselves singly.†   (source)
  • Only a bird could have extricated itself from this predicament.†   (source)
  • "You're quite sure," she added solicitously, as the latter extricated herself, "that you wouldn't like me to telephone for Lawrence Selden?"†   (source)
  • And if the fly, like my hero, shows a strength that promises to extricate him, how swiftly does she abandon her pretence of passiveness, and openly fling coil after coil about him until he is secured for ever!†   (source)
  • A terrier ran a leash around his legs but Abe managed to extricate himself without upsetting and became the recipient of profuse apologies.†   (source)
  • At once Roberta tried to think just how they could extricate themselves gracefully without offending Clyde.†   (source)
  • Helen was buried to her knees, but, extricating herself, she crawled to a safe point and rested before climbing farther.†   (source)
  • As it was, she extricated herself from her mingled impulse to deny and question, and said, almost raspingly: "Yes, it is too bad."†   (source)
  • Marguerite would redeem her brother's life at the hands of the relentless enemy, then let that cunning Scarlet Pimpernel extricate himself after that.†   (source)
  • By chance, one hopping to avoid us leapt into the hole caused by the uprooting of a wind-blown tree; before it could extricate itself we managed to catch it.†   (source)
  • Afterwards I am perfectly aware I cut a very poor figure trying to extricate myself out of this difficulty.†   (source)
  • That inner state was strong within him, too; he was not the man— not he, either—to extricate himself from it.†   (source)
  • This accomplished, he pried gently and carefully, loosening the jaws a bit at a time, while Matt, a bit at a time, extricated White Fang's mangled neck.†   (source)
  • her field of vision—so as not to seem to be advertising her presence and claiming the consideration that was her due—to the study of a pattern in the carpet or of her own skirt, she stood there on the spot which had struck her as the most modest (and from which, as she very well knew, a cry of rapture from Mme. de Saint-Euverte would extricate her as soon as her presence there was noticed), next to Mme. de Cambremer, whom, however, she did not know.†   (source)
  • Or, as Herr Settembrini would have expressed it with belletristic delicacy, what a "wag"—reckless, even brazen, when dealing with personalities, but just as clever at extricating himself when he must.†   (source)
  • Carry had in fact come dangerously near to being involved in the episode of Mrs. Norma Hatch, and it had taken some verbal ingenuity to extricate herself.†   (source)
  • It might be his duty as the world would see it—his mother would say so—to at least extricate Roberta.†   (source)
  • For, after all, as Roberta saw it, Clyde was a man—he had a good position—it was not he, but she, who was in this treacherous position and unable to extricate herself alone.†   (source)
  • And she was thinking of compelling him to give up Sondra in order to marry her, and from which union he might never be able to extricate himself until such time as would make Sondra and all she represented a mere recollection.†   (source)
  • However, Sondra on the instant realizing that she had made a mistake and that it was not Gilbert, was quite embarrassed and uncertain for the moment just how to extricate herself from a situation which was a bit ticklish, to say the least.†   (source)
  • At once Roberta, who had never been on very intimate terms with either of these girls and who had neither the effrontery nor the wit to extricate herself from so swift and complete and so unexpected an exposure, flushed.†   (source)
  • So many things in Clyde's attitude since Christmas had so shocked her that she was bewildered and without a plan other than to extricate herself as best she might without any scandal attaching to her or him and then going her own way—pathetic and abrasive though it might be.†   (source)
  • Nor did he have any intention of leaving Lycurgus even for the moderate length of time that her present extrication would require unless he had to.†   (source)
  • He must marry her now, as he had indicated he would, and leave with her at once—for some place—any place, really—near or far—so long as she was extricated from this present terrible danger.†   (source)
  • Because of her fright, induced by the fear that with or without Clyde's aid she might not easily be extricated from her threatened predicament, she could see her home, her mother, her relatives, all who knew her, and their thoughts in case anything like this should befall her.†   (source)
  • "Well, in the first place," his tone was more comfortable and pleasant than before—he seemed to be snatching at a plausible excuse for extricating himself from a case which promised little other than danger and difficulty, "this may not be as serious as you think.†   (source)
  • And so in order to help himself as well as her to attain and maintain a balance which would permit of both extricating themselves without too much trouble, he drew toward him his black leather case record book and, opening it, said: "Now, let's see if we can't find out what the trouble is here.†   (source)
  • After that—well after that the implied, if not openly expressed, threat which lay at the bottom of this was, unless so extricated and speedily, that he would have to marry her, if not permanently, then at least temporarily, but legally just the same, until once again she was able to look after herself—a threat which was as crushing and humiliating to Roberta as it was torturing to him.†   (source)
  • Clyde could not quite assure himself that, in the event that Roberta was not extricated, he would be able to escape without indemnifying her in some form which might not mean just temporary efforts to aid her, but something more—marriage, possibly—since already she had reminded him that he had promised to see her through.†   (source)
  • And so, although in several cases in the past ten years where family and other neighborhood and religious considerations had made it seem quite advisable, he had assisted in extricating from the consequences of their folly several young girls of good family who had fallen from grace and could not otherwise be rescued, still he was opposed to aiding, either by his own countenance or skill, any lapses or tangles not heavily sponsored by others.†   (source)
  • But not before laying the matter before his father, by whom he was advised to take a vacation, during which time the services of the family doctor were engaged with the result that for a thousand dollars and expenses necessary to house the pregnant girl in Utica, the father had finally extricated his son and made possible his return, and eventual marriage to the other girl.†   (source)
  • As I found (after pacifying him) that he was a little boy with a naturally large head, I thought that perhaps where his head could go, his body could follow, and mentioned that the best mode of extrication might be to push him forward.†   (source)
  • In a few moments the speaker succeeded in extricating a doublebarrelled fowling-piece from among a multitude of trunks and bandboxes.†   (source)
  • Heyward, who watched his movements with a vigilant eye, carelessly extricated one of his feet from the stirrup, while he passed a hand toward the bear-skin covering of his holsters.†   (source)
  • When she began to extricate herself it was by turning round and round, and so unwinding the prickly switch.†   (source)
  • Read the antique documents extricated, analyzed, and compared, by the assiduous Dyce and Collier; and now read one of those skyey sentences,—aerolites,—which seem to have fallen out of heaven, and which, not your experience, but the man within the breast, has accepted, as words of fate; and tell me if they match; if the former account in any manner for the latter; or, which gives the most historical insight into the man.†   (source)
  • Though not altogether enraptured at the sight of these visitors, Clennam lost no time in opening the counting-house door, and extricating them from the workshop; a rescue which was rendered the more necessary by Mr F.'s Aunt already stumbling over some impediment, and menacing steam power as an Institution with a stony reticule she carried.†   (source)
  • And Boris, having apparently relieved himself of an onerous duty and extricated himself from an awkward situation and placed another in it, became quite pleasant again.†   (source)
  • First casting a cautious and suspicious glance on every side of him, the squatter and his companion advanced to the little wagon, and caused it to enter within the folds of the cloth, much in the manner that it had been extricated the preceding evening.†   (source)
  • He could not then hasten to England himself, to extricate you from the snare into which you had fallen, but he implored Mr. Mason to lose no time in taking steps to prevent the false marriage.†   (source)
  • Another man in my place would not have known how to extricate himself, but here I have got out of it and am as jolly as ever again, and all because I am 'a cultivated and educated man of our day.'†   (source)
  • I believe not; nevertheless I believe she runs some great peril from which your Grace alone can extricate her.†   (source)
  • The cries and shrieks of those who were pressed almost to suffocation, or trampled down and trodden under foot in the confusion, were dreadful; the narrow ways were completely blocked up; and at this time, between the rush of some to regain the space in front of the house, and the unavailing struggles of others to extricate themselves from the mass, the immediate attention was distracted from the murderer, although the universal eagerness for his capture was, if possible, increased.†   (source)
  • Henchard sent the two men staggering in contrary directions by collaring one with each hand, turned to the horse that was down, and extricated him after some trouble.†   (source)
  • Mr. Elton looked as if he did not very well know what answer to make; which was exactly the case; for though very much gratified by the kind care of such a fair lady, and not liking to resist any advice of her's, he had not really the least inclination to give up the visit;—but Emma, too eager and busy in her own previous conceptions and views to hear him impartially, or see him with clear vision, was very well satisfied with his muttering acknowledgment of its being "very cold, certainly very cold," and walked on, rejoicing in having extricated him from Randalls, and secured him the power of sending to inquire after Harriet every hour of the evening.†   (source)
  • Nothing but anguish extricated itself from this tumult which overwhelmed his will and his reason, and from which he sought to draw proof and resolution.†   (source)
  • And she wrote what she considered the most judicious letter possible—one which would strike Sir Godwin as a proof of her excellent sense—pointing out how desirable it was that Tertius should quit such a place as Middlemarch for one more fitted to his talents, how the unpleasant character of the inhabitants had hindered his professional success, and how in consequence he was in money difficulties, from which it would require a thousand pounds thoroughly to extricate him.†   (source)
  • My better knowledge of his circumstances, and my direction and advice in extricating them — rather valuable, I hope, as coming from a scapegrace on a much larger scale — will give me some influence over him, and all I gain I shall certainly use towards this end.†   (source)
  • My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.†   (source)
  • If I were to attempt to sum up the thousands of letters, from all sorts of people in all sorts of latitudes and climates, which this unlucky paragraph brought down upon me, I should get into an arithmetical difficulty from which I could not easily extricate myself.†   (source)
  • The thoughts were strange to him now, like old friendships impossible to revive; and yet he had a dreamy feeling that this child was somehow a message come to him from that far-off life: it stirred fibres that had never been moved in Raveloe—old quiverings of tenderness—old impressions of awe at the presentiment of some Power presiding over his life; for his imagination had not yet extricated itself from the sense of mystery in the child's sudden presence, and had formed no conjectures of ordinary natural means by which the event could have been brought about.†   (source)
  • I will add, that its effects are not less consolatory to second-rate historians; it can always furnish a few mighty reasons to extricate them from the most difficult part of their work, and it indulges the indolence or incapacity of their minds, whilst it confers upon them the honors of deep thinking.†   (source)
  • At the end of an hour the stone was extricated from the wall, leaving a cavity a foot and a half in diameter.†   (source)
  • To extricate himself from the stirrups and fallen steed, was to the Templar scarce the work of a moment; and, stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword and waved it in defiance of his conqueror.†   (source)
  • Finding that Newman was determined to arrest his progress at any hazard, and apprehensive that some well-intentioned passenger, attracted by the cry of 'Stop thief,' might lay violent hands upon his person, and place him in a disagreeable predicament from which he might have some difficulty in extricating himself, Nicholas soon slackened his pace, and suffered Newman Noggs to come up with him: which he did, in so breathless a condition, that it seemed impossible he could have held out for a minute longer.†   (source)
  • "Listen," said the Indian, laying his hand firmly upon her arm, as if willing to draw her utmost attention to his words; a movement that Cora as firmly but quietly repulsed, by extricating the limb from his grasp: "Magua was born a chief and a warrior among the red Hurons of the lakes; he saw the suns of twenty summers make the snows of twenty winters run off in the streams before he saw a pale face; and he was happy!†   (source)
  • She begs, she implores one thing of you—to extricate her from the impossible position in which she is placed.†   (source)
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