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 ?
and he read an excerpt from the closely written page:
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.
Excerpt from Los origenes del cine mexicano: 1896-1900 (Aurelio de los Reyes).
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.
Then read this excerpt from Russell's writings, and answer the questions below.
It also includes an excerpt from Richard Eothstein's book Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap (Teachers College Press, 2004.
Rap Brown, and pulls right up to the present day with a presidential campaign speech by the Reverend Al Sharpton and an excerpt from a Spike Lee script.
Derived from the stylistic essences of Chinese script, the excerpt from Upon Calligraphy, choreographed by Liu Qi for Guangdong Modern Dance Company's 12 fine dancers, emphasizes graceful curves intermingled with solid interlocking angles and lines.
The excerpt from Company A's annual report was rated slightly higher than Company B's on the factors of conciseness, use of everyday words, positive tone, sentence length, active voice, personal pronouns, and strong verbs.
In the excerpt from Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, when Jody attacks Janie and she retaliates, it is said that "a big laugh started off .