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wrest
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
obtain with difficult effort or force
  • "That one, brother, he bite," she said, pointing her knuckly hand at a small tree he was wresting from his garden plot.
    Book 1 — Genesis (44% in)
  • Thanks to those remarkable men, plus others uncounted who died on the way, Angola has wrested itself free of Portugal and still owns its diamonds and oil wells.
    Book 5 — Exodus (96% in)

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