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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unbind.

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Examples

  • Here is a promising young calf, not sold, whom Madame Doche unbinds.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • And in some this is the cause of the disease, and in others, when the south wind quickly succeeds to northern breezes, it suddenly unbinds and relaxes the brain, which is contracted and weak, so that there is an inundation of phlegm, and thus the defluxion takes place.

    On The Sacred Disease

  • Salt's mild complaint about the time he had spent in committee meetings as an officer for the Humanitarian League and the Vegetarian Union "time that might be more fitly spent in the worship of nature or of art" itself echoes the wish for the future that Prometheus imagines for himself and Asia in his speech after Hercules unbinds him in Act III of Shelley's drama:

    Henry Salt on Shelley: Literary Criticism and Ecological Identity

  • She yielded to a desire which was stronger than her own will; to the wild longing that sometimes unbinds the tongue of the worst criminals, and forces them — irresistibly impels them — to talk of their crimes, even when they distrust their confidant.

    The Honor of the Name

  • A free woman, captured, whose hair her captor unbinds, usually the first time by the stroke of a knife, a precaution against poison pins and other devices, knows full well by this act that she will soon be made his slave.

    Explorers Of Gor

  • Soon after, a meagre Servant comes in, and unbinds him; he tears his Hair, raves, stamps, and has all the Gestures of a Madman; he sends the Servant out, takes a Halter, throws it over a Beam, and going to hang himself, vanishes.

    A Voyage to Cacklogallinia With a Description of the Religion, Policy, Customs and Manners of That Country

  • But when his hapless sister knew afar the whistling wings of the Fury, Juturna unbinds and tears her tresses, with rent face and smitten bosom.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • The warmth of my breath unbinds the streams, and they sing the songs of summer.

    Good Stories for Holidays

  • The warmth of my breath unbinds the streams, and they sing the songs of summer.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • It unbinds the chains of the captive soul and permits it to take its flight.

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 10 Drummond to Jowett, and General Index

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