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wrest
used in The Return of the King

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Definition
obtain with difficult effort or force
  • Then taking the key that he had wrested from the slain man he closed the door and locked it.
    5.7 — Book 5 Chapter 7 — The Pyre of Denethor (74% in)
  • For wrongfully he has made war upon Gondor and wrested its lands.
    5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (50% in)
  • This was probably the only thing that could have roused the dying embers of Frodo's heart and will: an attack, an attempt to wrest his treasure from him by force.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (72% in)

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