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Extrication   /ˌɛkstrəkˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition.  Synonyms: disentanglement, unsnarling, untangling.

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"Extrication" Quotes from Famous Books

... military movement; but the exigencies of the situation caused their advice to be for once contemned. It was only by change of place that there was any chance of obtaining supplies of food; and ultimate extrication from the perils that surrounded the army depended on ...
— The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire • George Rawlinson

... the cove was sometimes called Mousetrap Cove, because when the tide reached so high as to touch these two points, a person on the sands within the cove was caught as in a mousetrap, and the only means of extrication was by boat from the sea. It was the irresistible action of the sea upon the peninsula (called Church Headland) that had doomed church and ...
— Aylwin • Theodore Watts-Dunton

... the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example:—she well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors, and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force; the frontlet on her brow would no longer beam with the ineffable ...
— Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams - Sixth President of the Unied States • William H. Seward

Words linked to "Extrication" :   unsnarling, untangling, freeing, liberation, release, extricate

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