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Excerpt   /ˈɛksərpt/  /ɛksˈərpt/   Listen

(past & past part. excerpted; pres. part. excerpting)
Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy.  Synonyms: extract, take out.

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"Excerpt" Quotes from Famous Books

... a commonplace excerpt of secret historical narrative buried among the archives of the Family, my good Mr. Richmond. The Princess Elizabeth thoughtlessly pledged her hand to the young sonneteer. Of course, she could not fulfil ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... of which this is an excerpt was cabled to the United States, and in a few days sent back by the American State Department, with a demand that it be altered. This Kerensky refused to do; but it was done by his secretary, Dr. David Soskiceand, thus purged of ...
— Ten Days That Shook the World • John Reed

... to-day an excerpt from the Sadler's Wells Daily Blowpipe, critically examining into the literary work of W. Shakspeyr, late of this village. The conclusion reached by our discriminating and able exchange is that Mr. Shackspeere is without question a mighty genius. We have said ...
— Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions - Vol. I • Slason Thompson

... been published. The defects to which we allude are twofold. In the first place, though Mr. Baillie mentions that in the original the name of the treatise from which it is taken is appended to every excerpt, he has not in his translation given those references. His work is not therefore what the original is, a Chrestomathia of the best Arabian jurists—a succedaneum for their complete works—an illustration of Arabic legal ...
— The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9. - Of Literature, Art, and Science, August 26, 1850 • Various

... in the prefatory excerpt for a discussion of "Tannhauser" from all the points of view which might make such a discussion interesting and profitable. There is no doubt in my mind that it is the poet-composer's noblest tragedy and, from a literary point of view, his most artistic. It is laid out on such a broad, ...
— A Book of Operas - Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... anticipate the arrival of the world renowned philosopher is in a measure foreshadowed by the following excerpt from the American Daily Advertiser ...
— Priestley in America - 1794-1804 • Edgar F. Smith

... 2-measure score excerpt from his Sonata, similar to the first excerpt above except the melody is transposed and the rhythm is ...
— Letters of Franz Liszt, Volume 1, "From Paris to Rome: - Years of Travel as a Virtuoso" • Franz Liszt; Letters assembled by La Mara and translated

... he abated no jot of his lifelong labours. The main purpose of his life was 'to revive true courage in the democracy of his country,' [Footnote: Throughout these volumes single quotation marks without further indication signify an excerpt from the Manuscript Memoir (compiled by Sir Charles, as explained in the Preface, from original diaries and letters), or (as here) from notes left with that document, but not embodied in it. Double quotation marks signify Correspondence ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn

... we do know something about its form. (A proposition may well be an incomplete picture of a certain situation, but it is always a complete picture of something.) A probability proposition is a sort of excerpt from ...
— Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus • Ludwig Wittgenstein

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