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


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  • Another politician with his eyes on the presidency is Mauricio Macri, the conservative mayor of Buenos Aires who has been ensnarled in a suit over wiretapping which he says was trumped up by Kirchner allies.

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  • When the vehicle came to a stop at the first guard post, Kimberley Motley, an American defense lawyer who represents foreigners ensnarled in Afghanistan's legal system, lowered her window and flashed a smile.

    American former beauty queen defending foreigners stuck in Afghan legal system

  • Last year, the British government -- facing the same kind of deficit/fiscal crisis that has ensnarled the United States and the European Union -- undertook a dramatic program of austerity designed to get its fiscal affairs under control.

    Jerry Jasinowski: The Peril of Austerity

  • Ms. Fujimori's father, Alberto Fujimori, served as a popular president from 1990 to 2000 before being ensnarled in a series of corruption scandals and human rights abuses that led to a 25-year prison sentence.

    In Peru Election, Expats Take an Outsized Role

  • It unfolded against a backdrop of the final annexation maneuverings, and it ensnarled those events in mysteries that history has never fully unraveled.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • However, when you have to get ensnarled in a moralistic, holier than thou bandwagon, it gets a bit much and fringes on a type of hypocrisy which polarizes, becomes negative and one just wants to distance themselves from it.

    no mames!

  • “Yes, do you need a ride?” she blurted, surprising herself with her eager willingness to spend time with Khalil, even if it meant being ensnarled in a traffic jam that could last for hours.

    Stealing Candy

  • Even Rod Blagojevich can talk about Illinois 'industrial heartland without getting ensnarled in his pay for play schemes.

    David Fiderer: Karl Rove, Washington Media's Conspiracy of Silence, and the Holder Nomination

  • Rod Blagojevich in "TRB: Spare the Rod," where Jonathan Chait doesn't so much as rally to Blago's defense as suggest that we should have paid more attention to an allegation of a businessman friend's under-the-table payoff to Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), now ensnarled in that endless election dispute with Democrat Al Franken.

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: Cybercrime, Financial Aristocrats and Snakes

  • The last big one, which ultimately ensnarled Michael Milken, the legendary junk bond king, happened in the late eighties.

    Michael Wolff: Galleon Scandal: Shocked, Shocked by Insider Trading


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