excerpt from

excerpt from (something)

To use a passage from or section of something, often a text. A noun or pronoun can be used between "excerpt" and 'from." I'm planning to excerpt this section from Hamlet in my term paper so that the professor can see my close reading of it.
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excerpt something from something

to select a part of something from the whole. We excerpted a few short scenes from the play and performed them for the class. A few paragraphs had been excerpted from the film as an example.
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References in classic literature ?
Listen!" and he read an excerpt from the closely written page:
I could turn up an excerpt in translation by only one of them: Huda Hamed's excerpt from her novel Things Are Not inTheir Place for Banipal.
The previous "Aitmatov readings" were supported not only by the faculty, but even more by the students of the University of Cambridge, who themselves wanted to read an excerpt from the work of a famous writer in different languages, the Foreign Ministry said.
Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to Trump, read an excerpt from the book about Trump's eating habits.
On December 7th, the online magazine Literary Hub published a short excerpt from The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah, Yale and Middle East Institute-affiliated sociologist Adam Valen Levinson's recently published debut.
James' "Fifty Shades" trilogy was born on September 10, 1989 - and to celebrate Ana's 27th birthday, the author has released an excerpt from her new book!
Excerpt from Los origenes del cine mexicano: 1896-1900 (Aurelio de los Reyes).
From among the millions of authors on twitter, Anne Rasico's book excerpt from “When the Chips Are Down” her debut novel has made it through to the final stages of what is now known as the X-Factor of the writing competition world.
"Contact," the second section of the anthology, explores science-fictional engagements with contact narratives of encounters with difference, colonization, oppression, and resistance, and consists of an excerpt from Gerry William's space opera inversion The Black Ship (1994), as well as an excerpt from Celu Amberstone's novel Refugees (2004) and Simon Ortiz's short story "Men on the Moon" (1999).
As usual the first page I turned to was the "Departments" section on page 4 to decide on which article I would read first and, to my delight, Between the Covers promised an excerpt from Murray Brewster's book The Savage War.
An exclusive excerpt from "Incendiary," a forthcoming documentary about the Cameron Todd Willingham case.
Dusan Dusek: excerpt from Peso do Neba (Walking to Heaven) [c] 2000 by Dusan Dusek.
With an excerpt from An Alarm Sounded to Prepare The Inhabitants Of the World To Meet the Lord in The Way of his Judgments (1709).
Finally, the US Environmental Protection Agency discusses animal disease and agro-terrorism in a excerpt from an undated (probably for security reasons) of a Homeland Security Research Document.
A lengthy excerpt from E&P Editor Greg Mitchell's new book, just published this week, appears at the Salon.com site tonight.