Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of unbend.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unbend.
  • adj. Not bent
  • adj. Erect, upright, or straight

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. erect in posture
  • adj. not bent

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Examples

  • "unbent," as Harry said, and joined in the mirth; and Janet had enough to do to reason them into quietness when bed-time came.

    Janet's Love and Service

  • Malemute Kid's frightful concoction did its work; the men of the camps and trails unbent in its genial glow, and jest and song and tales of past adventure went round the board.

    TO THE MAN ON THE TRAIL

  • Weapons were lowered, bows unbent, and arrows put back in their quivers.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • Not a line of her face softened, not a feature unbent.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • By the time the sloop's deck was perpendicular, we had unbent the boom-lift from below, made it fast to the wharf, and, with the other end fast nearly to the mast-head, heaved it taut with block and tackle.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

  • But she has only just started toddling, arms up, legs unbent, back down on her chubby bum at the first sign of wobble.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But it arrived eventually, in quite good condition – no markings or highlighting, cover straight and unbent, only one random sticker on the cover.

    A Practical English Grammar « Books « Literacy News

  • I unbent my limbs, slowly lifted the little treasure, breathed deep the pollen, and last of all – the most important part – I lifted my mismatched eyes.

    Blackbird Pie « A Fly in Amber

  • An unbent wire hanger swept from side to side reveals nothing lodged under the fridge.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • In a meeting with a half-dozen Western reporters at his offices, Mr. Yanukovych appeared unbent by criticism from Europe and Washington that last week's conviction of Ms. Tymoshenko, a former prime minister, on charges of exceeding her authority, was a politically motivated effort to sideline a once-powerful rival.

    Ukraine's President Takes Defiant Stance

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