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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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