Examples of wrest in a Sentence
He tried to wrest control of the company from his uncle.
the boy wrested the book out of his sister's hands
Recent Examples of wrest from the Web
His charisma, his threats to take news media outlets to court for supposed unfair treatment and his promises to wrest wealth from Iceland's banks have resonated in his largely rural base.
Iraqi government forces have also captured the city of Kirkuk, wresting control of an area that is rich in oil and a vital source of revenue.
Democrats were heartened by the results of the Taddeo race, with many hoping there are implications for Miami-Dade County congressional districts the Democrats hope to wrest from Hispanic Republicans in 2018.
In an interview with The Root, King talked about her story and how experience informs LAH’s approach to wresting people, through empathy, from the mire of hate.
Presti is going for it this season, trying to wrest the Western Conference championship from the Golden State Warriors.
Catalan pro-independence forces and central government authorities are building toward another climax on Friday when the Senate in Madrid is scheduled to wrest control from the rebellious regional government based in Barcelona.
But such radical change would mean wresting power from the education ministry, teachers and institutions that value only academic instruction.
Spain eventually wrested Florida from Britain and French troops fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Americans at Yorktown, effectively ending the conflict.
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- “For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne.”
- —L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
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