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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hogg, eds, Understanding Crime and Criminal Justice (Sydney: Law Book Co., 1988) excerpted in Reconstructing Criminal Law, ibid.
Frazer, The Lust to Kill: A Feminist Investigation of Murder (New York: New York University Press, 1987) excerpted in Reconstructing Criminal Law, ibid.
Maynard, eds, Women, Violence and Social Control (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Macmillan-Humanities, 1987) excerpted in Reconstructing Criminal Law, ibid.
Worrall, eds, Gender, Crime and Justice (Houston: Open University Press, 1987) excerpted in Reconstructing Criminal Law, ibid.
106, 1989) excerpted in Reconstructing Criminal Law, ibid.
and Anne Deveare Smith's Fires in the Mirror are significant plays worthy of discussion, but, due to publishers' restrictions, they are excerpted in the anthology.
Excerpted here, Gibson's opening line--"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"--depicts technology infusing the "natural" world.
The three sections of this volume are excerpted from policy reports from the congressional research service.
A March 2007 report from the Congressional Research Service, excerpted, defines agro-terrorism as a subset of bioterrorism in which a disease is deliberately planted in plant or animal food products in order to topple The Great Satan.