verb (used with object)
- exception proves the rule, the,
- excess baggage,
- excess demand,
- excess insurance
Origin of excerpt
Examples from the Web for excerpt
At that same conference in D.C. where she met Saa, Gurira performed an excerpt from Eclipsed.
Here, an excerpt from a new book that details her path to revenge and its unintended aftermath.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an excerpt from his autobiography, he describes the reaction.
In an excerpt from 'What We Won,' the story of Abdul Rashid Dostum.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an excerpt from his ebook The Dudes Abide, Jeff Bridges and John Goodman meet the Dude and Walter for the first time.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life|Alex Belth|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We should not now combine a Norse saga with an excerpt from a novel by George Meredith.Ulysses|James Joyce
A third story of the death of Cambyses, that of Trogus, is also retained in an excerpt only.The History of Antiquity|Max Duncker
This e-book is a reproduction of an original that itself is an excerpt of a larger work, as stated in the Publisher's Preface.The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne|Andrew A. Bonar
To this extent the persona must be considered an excerpt of the collective psyche, and also a component of the collective psyche.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
The excerpt printed last was written at the time when she professed to entertain both beliefs.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
Word Origin for excerpt
early 15c. (implied in excerpte), from Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere "pluck out, pick out, extract, excerpt," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + carpere "pluck, gather," from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Excerpted; excerpting.
1630s, from Latin excerptum "an extract, selection," noun use of neuter past participle of excerpere (see excerpt (v.)). Related: excerpts.