wring from

  1. get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
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How To Use wring from In A Sentence

  • An excessive emotion was required to wring from him, once or twice a year, that lugubrious laugh of the convict, which is like the echo of the laugh of a demon.
  • The only qualification the British were able to wring from the Japanese was that the closing of the Burma Road—now China’s last link to the world—would last for only three months, a period of time that would give Japan and China an opportunity to reach a peace settlement. The Last Empress
  • Now this is nothing more than an attempt on the part of the translator to wring from the Old English lines some scrap of proof for the peculiar theory that he holds of the origin of the poem. The Translations of Beowulf A Critical Bibliography
  • These improved weapons will inevitably demand the rearmament of the armies of Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Russia, at an estimated cost of not less than $754,000,000, a sum which will tax the wits of the parliaments to wring from the groaning workers. The Impossibility of War
  • I was amazed at how pristine a picture the studio was able to wring from the thirty year-old print.
  • Note how few public concessions (none) Obama was able to wring from the Chinese about Sheryl McCarthy: Low Bow or Low Blows?
  • For those readers who are accustomed to more detailed explications, the chapters will read less as case studies and more as efforts to wring from Freud's original texts some interpretive potential.
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