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wrest
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
  • The "pillar of light," which was supposed to follow Harold Crosby's now-interrupted, risky descent, appeared to have a will of its own; it illuminated Owen on the mountain of hay, as if the light had wrested control of itself from Barb Wiggin.
    p. 220.4

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