The charred portal was wrested open.
Behind him, to the far right, I could see the front door was off its hinges, wrested to a strange angle.
After a prolonged struggle of thirty years, they wrested the whole island from tile Saracens; and Reger, dying in 1101, bequeathed to his son Roger a kingdom in Calabria and Sicily second to none in Europe for wealth and magnificence.
It was, for instance, necessary to the well-being of the towns that they should possess territory round their walls, and this had to be wrested from the nobles.
It is impossible to designate as a concordat the concessions which were wrested by violence from Pius VII.