Sentence Examples


  • "How did you wrest it from him?" the Other asked, circling the couch.
  • There he continued to wrest from the Greeks the lands which their feeble arms were no longer able to defend.
  • Happily for the kingdom whose king was a child and a leper, the attention of Saladin was distracted for several years by an attempt to wrest from the sons of Nureddin the inheritance of their father - an attempt partially successful in 1174, but only finally realized in 1183.
  • During the RussoTurkish War of 1877-78 the self-exiled Circassians and other Caucasian mountaineers, supported by a force of 14,000 Turks, made a determined attempt to wrest their native glens from the power of Russia; but, after suffering a severe defeat at the hands of General Alkhazov, the Turks withdrew, and were accompanied by some 30,000 Abkhasians, who settled in Asia Minor.
  • Epiphanius further charges Simon with having tried to wrest the words of St Paul about the armour of God (Eph.
 

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