01. I decided to buy the book after reading an [excerpt] in a magazine.
02. At my grandmother's funeral, my father read out an [excerpt] from a book that she loved.
03. The priest read an [excerpt] from the Bible at mass.
04. The students performed a short [excerpt] from a play by Shakespeare.
05. We read [excerpts] of different contemporary novels in class, and some of them were really interesting.
06. A major shoe company was sued for using an [excerpt] of a Beatles' song in one of their television ads without permission.
07. We watched short [excerpts] of a number of American movies in my film class to look at the way minorities are depicted in film.
08. J.K. Rowling recently gave a public reading of an [excerpt] of her new Harry Potter book to 70 children in a castle in Scotland.
09. An [excerpt] of the young girl's private diary appeared on an Internet website soon after the diary was stolen from her school locker.
10. The passage I am about to read you has been [excerpted] from the novel we will be studying this week.
11. The DJ took [excerpts] from various songs and mixed them all together to make a new and original sound.
12. The actors did a short [excerpt] from the play for the children and then spoke to them about the story and invited them to the evening's showing.
13. You can hear [excerpts] of various songs from the band's new album on their website.
14. I haven't read the whole book; I've just read an [excerpt] from it that was in a book of single chapters of famous books.
15. [Excerpts] of his new novel have been published in a number of different magazines, to great reviews.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Excerpt — Ex cerpt ([e^]k s[ e]rpt; 277), n. An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excerpt — Ex*cerpt ([e^]k*s[ e]rpt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excerpted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excerpting}.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See {Excerp}.] To select; to extract; to cite; to quote. [1913 Webster] Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excerpt — I noun citation, clipping, excerption, extract, part, passage, passage taken from a book, portion, quotation, quote, quoted passage, reference, representative selection, select passage, selection associated concepts: redact portions of a… …   Law dictionary

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  • excerpt — ► NOUN ▪ a short extract from a film or piece of music or writing. ► VERB ▪ take (a short extract) from a text. ORIGIN from Latin excerpere pluck out …   English terms dictionary

  • excerpt — [ek sʉrpt′, iksʉrpt; ] also, and for n., always [, ek′sʉrpt΄] vt. [< L excerptus, pp. of excerpere, to pick out, choose < ex , out + carpere, to pick, pluck < IE * kerp < base * (s)ker , to cut, scrape > HARVEST] to select, take… …   English World dictionary

  • excerpt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, little, short ▪ lengthy, long ▪ Here is a rather lengthy excerpt from the essay. ▪ 5 minute …   Collocations dictionary

  • excerpt — I n. 1) to quote an excerpt 2) an excerpt from II v. (D; tr.) to excerpt from (to excerpt a passage from a work) * * * [ eksɜːpt] an excerpt from to quote anexcerpt (D; tr.) to excerpt from (to excerpt a passage from a work) …   Combinatory dictionary

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