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extricate
used in War and Peace

4 uses
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Definition
free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • 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.
    Book One — 1805 (48% in)
  • In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
    Book Nine — 1812 (48% in)
  • Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (12% in)
  • It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (63% in)

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