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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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Excerpt from El sonido en el cine (Laurent Jullier).
With excerpts from Breakfast, Luncheon, and Tea (1875) and Bills of Fare for All Seasons of the Year (1889).
The readers rated the excerpts on a five-point scale, from "excellent" to "unacceptable.
Carter and the contributors do not explain the use of italics in the diary excerpts.
For example, excerpts are included about the debate among Baptists in the late-nineteenth century concerning the use of wine versus grape juice in communion and the use of the common cup versus the individual communion cup.
The instructor then passed out to each group five excerpts from the test, assigning each group to read one passage and answer the questions at the end.
North & Hargreaves (in press) employed a methodological departure from these other studies by playing participants 60 short excerpts of commercially released pop music.
See box on page 9 for excerpts from AcSEC's comment letter.
When they search historical literature, Pang, stothers and others look not only for direct observations of volcanic eruptions but also for passages like the above excerpts from Plutarch and the Han dynasty chronicles.
Excerpts from the review: "Abcourt will reopen their 100% owned Abcourt-Barvue Zinc-Silver mine.
Fresh on the heels of his text Horn Playing from the Inside Out (previously reviewed in The Horn Call), we have a new resource in Orchestral Excerpts for Low Horn.
Unlike the front essays and excerpts where there are a few nonfiction pieces, the back end is weighted with fiction.
The first act consisted of earlier works, in their entirety or excerpts, including Corbett's eccentric solo Wigwam Ladies (1984), in which she performed a series of gestures and steps while dressed in white bunny fur bra and short, flouncy skirt.
The story is told in author narrative, in excerpts from Jackson's letters to his wife, and in archival newspaper accounts of the towns they passed though.
Parade magazine in January will offer to its 335 newspaper partners, free of charge, a serial based on eight excerpts from Joy Hakim's book Freedom: A History of US, a tie-in to a Public Broadcasting Service series.