excerpt excerpt  /ˈɛk sərpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a passage selected from a larger work
  2. (v) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Read an exclusive excerpt from Caleb Carr's forthcoming book, The Lessons of Terror.
  2. An exclusive excerpt from Kurt Andersen's Heyday, a rollicking tale of love, murder, revolution, the Gold Rush and young America.
  3. An exclusive excerpt from the acclaimed author's new novel.

News

  1. Book review and excerpt: “Oh Dear Silvia” by Dawn French

    “Oh Dear Silvia” takes place entirely in the intensive-care ward of a London hospital where Silvia, recently estranged from her husband, lies unconscious. How she got there, and why, is revealed by the parade of visitors who come to visit her.The post Book review and excerpt: “Oh Dear Silvia” by Dawn French appeared first on Pages.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Excerpt 2 from Carl Hiaasen’s new book ‘Bad Monkey’

    The following is an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen’s “Bad Monkey,” which will be released on Tuesday. Another excerpt was published in Sunday’s Tropical Life, and a third will be published Wednesday. You can read them all at MiamiHerald.com.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  3. Excerpt 3 from Carl Hiaasen’s ‘Bad Monkey’

    The following is an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen’s “Bad Monkey,” which was released on Tuesday. Additional excerpts were published Sunday and Tuesday. You can read them all at MiamiHerald.com.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "It's like a song from a Pedro Almodovar film," says Lauderdale, "with an excerpt of a Chopin waltz in the middle of it."
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Thomas Lauderdale Source: Xtra.ca

  2. To the extent that the site republishes articles produced by other organizations, "we excerpt to add value," Ms. Huffington said, sometimes by combining articles, videos and transcripts.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Arianna Huffington Source: Gadsden Times (subscription)

  3. "I actually saw an excerpt of Kim's comments and they were quite accurate," Mr Iemma said. "Carl has been long standing, active, he's always taken a very aggressive approach to representing the interests of his electorate, he's occupied some...
    on Oct 27, 2006 By: Morris Iemma Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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