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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disentangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. freed from an entanglement; -- of people or agents.
  • adj. straightened out.

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

  • adj. straightened out


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  • Instead, I grabbed some stuffed thing and reached out an arm to whack him with it, the only way I could reach that far without becoming disentangled from the body pillow which has become my spooning partner.

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  • But that question could be disentangled from the basic agreement, and settled separately.

    Sins of Emission

  • That brings me to the concept of nationhood and it cannot really be disentangled from the concepts of self-government and sovereignty.

    The Break Up of the Union? Don't Make Me Laugh

  • In the end, it seems to me, Sullivan is telling us to take heart in the values on which this country was founded and which have served it so well for over two centuries – values which command respect for religion even while insisting that it be disentangled from the state.


  • When, on a morning, my unconscious carcass was disentangled from the nets on the drying-frames, whither I had stupidly, blindly crawled the night before; and when the water - front talked it over with many a giggle and laugh and another drink, I was proud indeed.

    Chapter XII

  • Again one word disentangled itself from the medley of sounds.

    The Mystics A Novel

  • That may be the case, but it's hard to see what the Confederacy has to do with that, unless they mean to get "disentangled" in the most hardcore way possible!

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • This was on February 10th, 1890, and before long Bismarck had been still further "disentangled," not by his own act, 'but by a blow almost as sudden and dramatic as that which, in 1661, had struck down the owner of Vaux.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 2

  • Sex allegationsThere must, for sure, be a happy medium in which the competing and essential needs of free expression and privacy are catered for, in which truth can be disentangled from fiction, in which the public interest can be convincingly determined.

    Privacy decisions can't just be left to judges and politicians

  • Congressional Tea Party holdouts against raising America's deficit ceiling behave as if any compromise on the issue would violate a sacred commitment to honor the Founding Fathers' wishes that government be as disentangled from people's personal lives and from foreign adventures as much as the defense of their physical safety allows.

    Scott Atran: The Tea Party's Sacred Cows and the Privilege of Absurdity


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