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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wrest.

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Examples

  • If the GOP wrests control of the House as expected, it would cost the region influence on Capitol Hill - particularly because local Democratic heavyweight Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.) would lose his position as majority leader.

    Gains for anti-spending GOP mean trouble for a region dominated by federal dollars

  • If the GOP wrests control of the House as expected, it would cost the region influence on Capitol Hill - particularly because local Democratic heavyweight Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.) would lose his position as majority leader.

    Gains for anti-spending GOP mean trouble for a region dominated by federal dollars

  • December 17th, 2009 9: 43 am ET great, now health care reform now wrests on the impulses of two fringe idiots!

    The other Independent who could sink health care

  • To do this, Williams unambiguously wrests the meanings of the magical rituals and laws away from the obsessed magician and shows they belong to that brooding benevolence which hovers over the face of the deep of his novels.

    All Hallows’ Eve, by Charles Williams « Unknowing

  • INJUNCTION BILL, which wrests your business from you and places it in the hands of your employees; third, to secure the PASSAGE OF THE

    THE CLASS STRUGGLE

  • The play of ideas is heady as Alan Lightman wrests irony, pathos and poetry out of the abstractions of physics, but the meaning of it all is viewed from the human perspective.

    Novels of Ideas

  • So Steve pulls a Gates and wrests control of content away from the carriers.

    William Volk: Apple's "Boca Raton" Moment - How the App Store happened

  •             Leaning back in his chair, his father knits his fingers together and wrests the tangle of them on the belly of his dirty t-shirt.

    A Pair of Allowances

  • The play of ideas is heady as Alan Lightman wrests irony, pathos and poetry out of the abstractions of physics, but the meaning of it all is viewed from the human perspective.

    Novels of Ideas

  • The play of ideas is heady as Alan Lightman wrests irony, pathos and poetry out of the abstractions of physics, but the meaning of it all is viewed from the human perspective.

    Novels of Ideas

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