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Definition of "wrested" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of wrest. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wrested" in a sentence
  • "That they have not long since been wrested from the hands of the barbarous and decadent peoples who possess them is due, not to the military prowess of such peoples, but to the jealous vigilance of the industrial nations."
  • "Although the Detroit producers made free use of 'hydrofluoric acid', the metallic ping-pong tone wrested from the Rolf Harris Stylophone, they also often based tracks on funky basslines; acid techno, in contrast was predicated entirely on the Stylophone."
  • "An alert reader has wrested from the City of Portland a budget and a description (with some drawings) of the construction plans for the proposed remodeling of PGE Park to dedicate it exclusively to "major league" (by U.S. standards) soccer."