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Excerpt  v. t.  (past & past part. excerpted; pres. part. excerpting)  To select; to extract; to cite; to quote. "Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars."

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"Excerpt" Quotes from Famous Books

... shores, inspired a sermon long remembered by those who heard it, and today, after numerous nature-sermons by the world's most gifted preachers, this discourse remains an almost perfect example of what such a sermon should be. The following single excerpt must suffice ...
— Starr King in California • William Day Simonds

... epitome, equestrian, equilibrium, equinoctial, equity, equivocate, eradicate, erosion, erotic, erudition, eruptive, eschew, esoteric, espousal, estrange, ethereal, eulogistic, euphonious, evanescent, evangelical, evict, exacerbate, excerpt, excommunicate, excoriate, excruciate, execrable, exegesis, exemplary, exhalation, exhilarate, exigency, exodus, exonerate, exorbitant, exotic, expectorate, expeditious, explicable, explicit, expunge, ...
— The Century Vocabulary Builder • Creever & Bachelor

... probability only in default of certainty—if our knowledge of a fact is not indeed complete, but 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 ...
— Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus • Ludwig Wittgenstein

... conquest to this century. Therein we find full accounts of MSS. designed for teaching purposes, of early printed manuals, and of the mass of literature intended to impress "the Fear of the Lord and of the Broomstick." Did space allow, the present chronicle might be enlivened with many an excerpt which she has culled from out-of-the-way sources. But the temptation to quote must be controlled. It is only fair to add that in that work there is a very excellent chapter to "Some Illustrators of Children's Books," although its main purpose is the text of the books. One branch has found ...
— Children's Books and Their Illustrators • Gleeson White

... received scant sympathy, the tone of the comment being well noted by this excerpt from the London Standard ...
— Whistler Stories • Don C. Seitz

... Detroit, accompanied in a little post-office roll by a rare old engraved head of Elias Hicks, (from a portrait in oil by Henry Inman, painted for J. V. S., must have been 60 years or more ago, in New York)—among the rest the following excerpt about E. H. in ...
— Complete Prose Works - Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy • Walt Whitman

... any means free from defects, is the best specimen of a really good Mahometan law-book that has yet 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 literature. Again, he is often loose and vacillating in the ...
— The International Weekly Miscellany, Volume I. No. 9. - Of Literature, Art, and Science, August 26, 1850 • Various

... In each excerpt, line numbering starts at the number given in the heading. Correspondence with the origina text or a line-for-line ...
— An anthology of German literature • Calvin Thomas

... 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 ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

... cabinet, Lloyd George and the statesmen of France and Italy, Portugal and Russia must be on their guard—Wolff's agency is at work, spreading poisonous propaganda. Here is an excerpt that ...
— Face to Face with Kaiserism • James W. Gerard

... Dowager of Wurtemberg, and her late ways at Berlin, here, from Bielfeld, is another snatch, which we will excerpt, under the ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.) • Thomas Carlyle

... puberty is part of a religious ceremonial, and not the outcome of a desire to make the boys attractive to the girls, as Westermarck naively assumes (174, 172), is made certain by the details given in Mallery (1888-89, 513-514), including an excerpt from a manuscript by A.W. Howitt, in which it is pointed out that the humming instrument kuamas, the bull-roarer, "has a sacred character with all the Australian tribes;" and that there are marked on it "two notches, one at each end, representing the gap left in the upper jaw of the novice after ...
— Primitive Love and Love-Stories • Henry Theophilus Finck

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

... Which excerpt from Trollope's Autobiography serves to throw light not only upon the novel in question, but also upon the ...
— The Three Clerks • Anthony Trollope

... pray, consider and compare with those the following excerpt from the very next page ...
— The Life of Cesare Borgia • Raphael Sabatini

... 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 the ...
— Jailed for Freedom • Doris Stevens

... an hour to Frazer's business affairs next morning. David was present, and the result of the conclave is shown by the following excerpt from a letter the barrister sent by them to Mrs. Capella, incidentally excusing his personal attendance ...
— The Stowmarket Mystery - Or, A Legacy of Hate • Louis Tracy

Words linked to "Excerpt" :   press clipping, quote, Haftarah, quotation, excerption, analecta, press cutting, choose, analects, extract, citation, chrestomathy, Haphtorah, newspaper clipping, clipping, pick out, select, cutting, take, Haftorah, cut, passage, track, selection, take out

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