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  • n. Plural form of entanglement.

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Examples

  • I've learned, for instance, that my wife simply cannot read a story, no matter how brilliant the prose, where the main character has a "weak" personality: an extended interior monologue where the lead bemoans his or her situation, perceived faults or (worse) lack of current romantic entanglements is a sure-fire way to make her close the book.

    MIND MELD: The Perfect SF/F/H Books to Give to People Who Don't Read SF/F/H

  • The net result of all the Spirit's entanglements is that, by chasing all women, he's forfeited a real relationship with any one of them.

    Movie Review: The Spirit

  • The wide open spaces tend to lead into areas of life beyond land and into personal adjustment where the mess of bureaucratic entanglements is somewhat a thing of the past but it also entails stories of woe in adjusting too its ways.

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  • The thing about enterprise entanglements is that, while they may not totally rule out greatness on the first outing, the burden of compatibility and (more insidiously) tradition/expectations grows quickly.

    The Enterprise, Apple, and Insufficient Ambition - Anil Dash

  • Were it not for what the learned Bishop, in his Letter from Italy, calls the entanglements of amour, and I the delicacies of intrigue, what is there, Belford, in all they can do for us?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Then he spoke of entanglements, meaning, as he did so, to explain more fully what were their nature — but not daring to do so when he found that Lily was altogether in the dark as to what he meant.

    The Small House at Allington

  • She rather liked the girl, whose modest manners were as attractive as her pretty face; but with the fear of "entanglements" before her eyes, she tried to check her own inclination.

    The Wharf by the Docks A Novel

  • Then he spoke of entanglements, meaning, as he did so, to explain more fully what were their nature, -- but not daring to do so when he found that Lily was altogether in the dark as to what he meant.

    The Small House at Allington

  • From his perspective, these are not "entanglements" but the fundamentals of moral life.

    The Useless Tree

  • The book acknowledges the running contradictions — the lurches between poverty, sentimentality and fascism; the hypocritical entanglements of church and state; the ineluctable twinning of politics and economics.

    Five Best

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