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
Last season, Biyombo received an opportunity to wrest the starting center job from Vucevic, but Biyombo didn’t hold onto the job.
Furthermore, the bill would wrest the ASCAP and BMI rate courts away from the judges that have long presided over them.
In November, the AP documented how the sect used it power and influence to wrest children from poor single mothers.
Lord Rothschild is leading a group celebrating the creation of today’s Jewish state on land the British Army wrested from the Ottoman Empire in 1917.
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.
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.
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Definition of wrest for Students
- “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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