excerpt from (something)

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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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Chapter 2, on leverage and policy in the North Korean economy, is excerpted from an August 2008 Congressional Research Service report.
SOURCE: Excerpted from My Diary North and South by William Howard Russell [University of Michigan Digital Library Text Collections]
The AMT presentation was excerpted from a more comprehensive document distributed at the Summit for MTNA Leadership in September 2003.
'01) to blast the chapter concerning dramaturgs that the Chronicle of Higher Education excerpted from my book, Mis-Directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre.
Yesterday I was charitable to an obnoxious neighbor, tomorrow I might see her at the mailbox and pull the blinds." (Tonia Triebwasser, excerpted from The Color of Grace: Thoughts from a Garden in a Dry Land; Revell, 2000)
Franklin Frazier's "The New Negro Middle Class," also excerpted from The New Negro Thirty Years Afterward, is a provocative essay on the emergent black middle class.
The three sections of this volume are excerpted from policy reports from the congressional research service.