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
The streaming providers had once been considered long shots to wrest Murphy from Fox.
In desperation, the three women set upon a dangerous plan to dunk Micheál in the icy river at the portentous time of the new year to finally wrest him of his demon.
The 96-year-old Scotsman who wrested imperishable beauty out of San Francisco’s sprawling sand dunes, died last night at Park Lodge, the brownstone structure guarding Golden Gate Park.
The first Bacardi Bowl also embodied the complex relationship between the U.S. and Cuba at a time when the Spanish-American War of 1898 that wrested Cuban independence from the Spain's colonial rule was still fresh in the memories of all involved.
Democrats are looking next month to hold the Virginia governor’s seat and wrest the New Jersey governor’s seat from Republican control.
Then there’s the fact that Henry has wrested the torch from Antonio Gates, and is asserting himself as the No.
And then, when and if Democrats wrest back some measure of power from Republicans, activists should hold these politicians to their promises.
Last season, Biyombo received an opportunity to wrest the starting center job from Vucevic, but Biyombo didn’t hold onto the job.
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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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