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wrest
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
obtain with difficult effort or force
  • She wanted to wrest from him an acknowledgment of his moral depravity-but only his own moral rectitude could attach significance to such a verdict.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (11% in)
  • Your system is a legal civil war, where men gang up on one another and struggle for possession of the law, which they use as a club over rivals, till another gang wrests it from their clutch and clubs them with it in their turn, all of them clamoring protestations of service to an unnamed public's unspecified good.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (94% in)

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