American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To untwine or become untwined.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from the state of being twined or twisted; untwine; untwist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To free from being entwined or twisted.
- dis- + entwine (Wiktionary)
“Norman gathered the boy up, and as soon as he could disentwine his little arms from about his neck, turned him toward Keith.”
“We still have here to disentwine or disentangle his own from the weeds of glorious and of other than glorious feature with which Fletcher has thought fit to interweave them; even in the close of the last scene of all we can say to a line, to a letter, where Shakespeare ends and Fletcher begins.”
“Stung with irritation, and a sense of disgrace and ridicule and pitifulness in one, Ammiani, after a struggle, ceased the attempt to disentwine her arms, and dragged her clinging to him.”
“It is a thread of pure white light that one might disentwine from the tumultuary richness of Goethe's nature.”
“(it is absurd; but if I could disentwine you from my soul in that sense), only see my own will, and good (not in your will and good, as I now see them and shall ever see) ... should you say I did love you then?”
“Or ought I, if I could, to add one more proof to the Greek proverb 'that the half is greater than the whole' -- and only love you for myself (it is absurd; but if I _could_ disentwine you from my soul in that sense), only see my own will, and good (not in _your_ will and good, as I now see them and shall ever see) ... should you say I _did_ love you then?”
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A list of terms that denote separating one thing from another, or deconstructing a thing into its parts or to a former state. E.g., untie, divorce, unscramble.
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