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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She had paused for a while after her recent speech, in order to think of something else to say; and during this pause had come to her mind certain excerpts from one of those admirable articles on love, by Luella Delia Philpotts, which do so much to boost the reading public of the United States into the higher planes.
Covering all 64 years of Queen VictoriaAEs reign, this reference for students and general readers gathers excerpts from primary sources, with entries on significant events for every day of a calendar year.
Excerpts from "Los elementos filmicos no especificos" (Marcel Martin).
Research for this project included acquiring data from a nationwide survey of college and university horn professors and the compilation of excerpts from recent American horn opera auditions.
The paper carries excerpts from the reports of the Council of Europe from 2003 to 2009 referring to the rights of the Macedonian minority in Greece, as well as excerpts from reports of the United Nations, the U.
With excerpts from Zophiel; or, The Bride of Seven" (1833).
PAUL BURRELL admitted that he did not do the "decent" thing by the Duke of Edinburgh in publishing excerpts from his private correspondence with Diana, Princess of Wales, without his permission or consent.
A new Publishers Portal service has been created by Dial-A-Book, which operates the Chapter One database of excerpts from around 100,000 books,
We've also taken excerpts from some essays -- and taken photos of their authors -- to run in our ``Street Scene'' at left.
Instead, Hokum serves up an eclectic selection of readings, quotations and excerpts from a wide body of African American writings, including fiction, public speeches and popular cinema.
His photographs of the 1906 earthquake and fires are eloquent testimony to the disaster, Read the following excerpts from his memoir, then answer the questions below.
For Silver Rain, the evening's closer, Tsao culled excerpts from six works in the Hong Kong-based City Contemporary Dance Gompany's repertoire.
This appendix is a companion document to "Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance with Excerpts from Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies.
Focusing primarily on social theories, the book presents an extremely comprehensive collection of excerpts from the writings of leading contributors to social theory since the mid-19th century.
This collection includes short stories, essays, novellas, and excerpts from novels that were honored as Nebula Award finalists or winners in the past year.