Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An entanglement or complication.
- Serving to entangle, involve, or embarrass.
- v. present participle of entangle.
“Observation would soon show them that fish fed greedily on each other and on other inhabitants of the water or living things that fell into it, and so, no doubt, arose the idea of entangling the prey by means of its appetite.”
“But presently, in order to terrify them still more, he strode toward them, when, his sword entangling his legs, he fell upon the field of glory, and the people passed over him singing their sweetest songs.”
“It creates the worst kind of entangling alliances that President Washington warned about.”
“Indeed, an Article V-type commitment could create other problems, such as entangling the coalition in territorial or border disputes or precluding the participation of potentially valuable members like India and Pakistan.”
“The devices will remain either in French hands or on French soil to avoid entangling other governments.”
“Fortunately, the play still fascinates for what it reveals about Coward himself: not least his suspicion of entangling personal commitments.”
“Because there persists a deep-rooted socio-cultural norm that defines the "ideal worker" as someone who can be controlled, who doesn't challenge the status quo and has few entangling commitments that distract from a lopsided focus on work.”
“I agree with their anti-oppressive tax platform, their anti-war platform and their anti-entangling alliance platform.”
“It's a marvelous portrayal of the strands of affection and irritation that run through a family, entangling in-laws and children's crushes and even old friends ”
“The U.S. had tried to head off the vote because it feared entangling the settlement issue with the popular uprisings across the Arab world, according to a senior U.S. diplomat.”
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