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extricate
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
free or remove from constraint or difficulty
  • Less the reminders of properties told my words, And more the reminders they of life untold, and of freedom and extrication, And make short account of neuters and geldings, and favor men and women fully equipt, And beat the gong of revolt, and stop with fugitives and them that plot and conspire.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (37% in)
  • Finish'd the days, the clouds dispel'd The travail o'er, the long-sought extrication, When lo! reborn, high o'er the European world, (In gladness answering thence, as face afar to face, reflecting ours Columbia,) Again thy star O France, fair lustrous star, In heavenly peace, clearer, more bright than ever, Shall beam immortal.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (90% in)
  • 4 I turn but do not extricate myself, Confused, a past-reading, another, but with darkness yet.
    Book 28 — The Sleepers.... (40% in)
  • ...face with hectic, But thou shalt face thy fortunes, thy diseases, and surmount them all, Whatever they are to-day and whatever through time they may be, They each and all shall lift and pass away and cease from thee, While thou, Time's spirals rounding, out of thyself, thyself still extricating, fusing, Equable, natural, mystical Union thou, (the mortal with immortal blent,) Shalt soar toward the fulfilment of the future, the spirit of the body and the mind, The soul, its destinies.
    Book 31 — Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood.... (86% in)

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