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Excerpt  n.  An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record.

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"Excerpt" Quotes from Famous Books

... of parents, and still other motives have an intimate connection in mythology. I refer to the comparison of motives collected by Stucken from an imposing array of material. [I quote an excerpt from it at the end of this volume, Note A.] The motive of dismemberment has great significance for the subsequent working out of my theme, so I must for that reason delay a little longer ...
— Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts • Herbert Silberer

... a brief excerpt from the court records of this extraordinary case, so reminiscent is it of the cases of the suffrage pickets tried nearly fifty years later in the courts of ...
— Jailed for Freedom • Doris Stevens

... a l'Etrangere. This contradicts the statement of S. de Lovenjoul, Bookman, that Balzac had a horror of tobacco and is known to have smoked only once, when a cigar given him by Eugene Sue made him very ill. He evidently had this excerpt of a letter in mind: "I have never known what drunkenness was, except from a cigar which Eugene Sue made me smoke against my will, and it was that which enabled me to paint the drunkenness for which you blame me in the Voyage a Java." This visit to George ...
— Women in the Life of Balzac • Juanita Helm Floyd

... of a bookseller who began business more than seventy years ago, there is a letter from his mother written in 1844, from which the following is an excerpt:— ...
— The Building of a Book • Various

... applicable to written reports, to resolutions offered, to the act of voting and to all things generally done in a session of the House by one of its members in relation to the business before it.[184] In Kilbourn v. Thompson[185] the Supreme Court quoted with approval the following excerpt from the opinion of Chief Justice Parsons in the early Massachusetts of Coffin v. Coffin,[186] giving a broad scope to the immunity of legislators: "'These privileges are thus secured, not with the intention of protecting the members against ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

... the codex Marcianus is here lacking, leaving a gap of which Zonaras and an Excerpt of de Valois supply a sixth ...
— Dio's Rome, Vol. 4 • Cassius Dio

... excerpt from the Statement of the Evidence submitted to the jury, on the occasion of the present Admiral Sir Thomas Livingstone of Westquarter, Baronet, being served heir-male of James, first Earl of Calender ...
— Trial of Mary Blandy • William Roughead

... had been governor of Sumium, (Pot. Patricius in Excerpt. Legat. p. 30.) This province seems to be mentioned by Moses of Chorene, (Geograph. p. 360,) and lay to the east of Mount Ararat. * Note: The Siounikh of the Armenian writers St. Martin ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 1 • Edward Gibbon

... 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 ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... anybody would really think you are angry. You look so cross all the time!" There would then be a point in the jest, but the point would lie not in the words but in the voice and features of the speaker. Apart from this explanation of the possible humor of the remark an excerpt of Peter Patricius (Exc. Vat. 143) gives us to understand that it would be taken as a compliment by Antoninus from the mouth of a person to whom he was accustomed to accord some liberties, since Antoninus made a point of maintaining at all times ...
— Dio's Rome, Vol VI. • Cassius Dio

... condemnation but his could be just or valid in the opinion and conscience of the Catholics, or produce the desired political effects." On the same day that the Jesuits were expelled, the Pope issued a noble proclamation, breathing the best spirit of religion. The following excerpt is ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 • Charles Francis Horne

... and value are the possibilities of interesting the 4-H clubs and similar organizations of youth in making home and farm plantings. Refreshingly encouraging is the following excerpt from the report of the Arkansas state Vice-president, Mr. A. C. Hale, a vocational instructor ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting - Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952 • Various

Words linked to "Excerpt" :   cut, quotation, cutting, pick out, Haftarah, Haftorah, Haphtarah, chrestomathy, choose, quote, selection, citation, press cutting, select, passage, take, take out, track, clipping, press clipping

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