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  • v. Present participle of extricate.


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  • Hillary got my support by convincing me that she would not just depose the Republicans but lead us in extricating ourselves from the wreckage of Republican foreign and domestic policies and back into the light.

    Running alongside the bandwagon

  • The genius Mr Blair showed this week in extricating himself from this latest corner was breathtaking.

    Matthew Parris and the Confidence Trickster Called Blair

  • Ben-hadad succeeded in extricating himself, and, with his attendants, sought concealment in the city, fleeing from chamber to chamber; or, as some think it, an inner chamber, that is, a harem; but seeing no ultimate means of escape, he was advised to throw himself on the tender mercies of the Israelitish monarch.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • My first impulse was that we should all return to Versailles, there to assist in extricating our chief from his perils.


  • I was a little disappointed that he didn't give any attention to the idea of extricating ourselves from the excessive government entanglement in the markets that created the issues in the first place.

    Tom Rants

  • As is the nature of the muse, they tend, mysteriously, to congregate in threes, and Mr. Gorey was one to search out even that last muse not visible to the less studious, and who, occasionally, ends up in awkward worldly situations such as extricating herself from a shoelace caught in the front door while on her way out ” but such was the nature of that offbeat and yet sublimely on-beat muse, Ms. Kent.

    'Lovely Ballerina'

  • He was going to begin extricating himself from his company.

    Skipping a Beat

  • Before then Hughes and his players must start extricating themselves from the relegation trouble into which they slipped by going 10 matches without a win prior to this unconvincing triumph over the team fifth in League One.

    Queens Park Rangers 1-0 MK Dons | FA Cup third-round replay match report

  • In fact, extricating myself from the pressure to win and seeking instead that awesome feeling is what fuelled my motivation for so long and led to so many great races.

    Kristina Groves: The Spark Is Gone

  • Rather than slowly extricating itself from its crisis programs, the Fed has felt obliged to sustain or expand many of them, including MBS purchases.

    Bailout of First Resort


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