wring from

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wring from get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wring from to extort
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wringan, to twist; Dut. wringen, Ger. ringen. Cf. Wreak, Wry.

Usage

In literature:

Sylvia was proud, with that pride which is both sensitive and courageous, which can not only suffer but wring strength from suffering.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
When you first see the Cheese-Wring, you instinctively shrink from walking under it.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
I'll just go and wring the truth from Louisa before she is an hour older.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
The means employed to wring these sums from the contributors are infallible in their effects.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
We were all wringing wet and panting from excitement and exertion.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
We shall wring it from England, and we shall make her pay for the trouble she gives.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
He was sitting by the fire wringing the moisture from his long black hair, and wondering if he could get any 'rum.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
After the wedding, he used all his arts to wring from her the secret of her riches.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
I shall wring the truth from his lips.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
They were wringing it from him, and honor's voice was dim in its counsel now, and far away.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
But first he intended to wring a confession from him, and he left him to rattle his chain.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
The gold that he wrings from the Breton folk is expended for the good of Satan.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The two officious clergymen busied themselves with her until one of them was able to wring some sort of a confession from her.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
On the other hand, people who had determined to get my consent employed all possible means to wring it from me.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
But Kennedy let her do as she pleased, as he often did when deep emotion was wringing the secrets from people's hearts.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
His figure is silhouetted beautifully against the sky, and every gesture in which he wrings noise from his band is interestingly accentuated.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
With might that blasts the world with wars and wrings Groans from pale Nations with hell's tyranny.
"Accolon of Gaul" by Madison J. Cawein
I would not have you think that I wanted to wring anything from you, which you would not give to me of your own accord.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
Or if they captured the Mexicans, they would wring from them a confession of his near whereabouts.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
A standing army kept in their land to wring this tribute from them at the point of the bayonet!
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
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In poetry:

No look of love a smile can bring,
No kiss wile back the breath
To cold lips: I no answer wring
From this great face of death.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
That smile! Its pathos wrings the heart
Of many a friend, who yet conceals
The tears that from his eyelids start,
The grief and pity that he feels.
"In Silence" by John Lawson Stoddard
My darling pain that wounds and sears,
And wrings a blessing out from tears
By deadening me to earthly cares ;
And yet, a king, though Prudence well
Have taught thy subject to rebel.
"Plead For Me" by Emily Jane Bronte
In halls where Luxury lies at ease,
And Mammon keeps his state,
Where flatterers fawn and menials crouch,
The dreamer, startled from his couch,
Wrings a few counters from his pouch,
And murmurs faintly WAIT!
""Thus Saith The Lord, I Offer Thee Three Kings."" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is my soul that holds your soul, and not my hand of clay
That holds your hand, and from your hair wrings the cold dew away,
That feels old love alive again and knoweth no regret
But blesses Death we died so young, Margaret.
"The Dead Lovers" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
How, if a sparrow's death can wring
Such bitter tear-floods from the eye, Will it behold the suffering
Of struggling, lost humanity?
The torturing pain, the pining grief,
The sin-degraded misery,
The anguish that defies relief?'
"Self Communion" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Microreplication may yet pay off on this front, too, though, helping 3M buy time to prove that it can wring greater profits from its commodity businesses through overseas expansion, cost controls and product improvements.
Google Under Pressure to Wring Sales From Mobile Users.
Law Firms Wring Costs From Back-Office Tasks.
CNN's O'Brien, Sununu wring fun from Medicare.
From NCAA to NBA, one rule to wring them all.
Hounds from hell: Wring out your dead.
Every Joke You Can Wring From This "Guns N' Roses Ripping Off Ulrich Schnauss" Story Is Way Too Easy.
Wringing Big Savings from Company Phone Bills.
Zynga Wringing Most Growth From Mobile Gaming.
Wringing Lessons From Microworkz's Failure.
The industry can't avoid these regulations, so it should wring some positive benefits from them.
Can it wring enough value from the best assets pharmas are neglecting, without giving too much back to their original owners.
Like Kill List (2011) and Heartless (2009), this taut thriller wrings maximum suspense from all-too ordinary, real-life terrors while gradually edging into full-blown horror territory.
The kids from Super 8 might have run home to wring hands.
From "Sesame Street" to "South Park," satirists are wringing very different kinds of laughs out of Occupy Wall Street.
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In science:

It’s not going to be easy to wring reliable predictions for galaxy-scale phenomena from the CDM model.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Conference Summary
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