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  • v. Present participle of unfasten.

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

  • n. loosening the ties that fasten something


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  • The unfastening was a matter of very few moments, and then with the painter in hand he worked right beneath the cabin-window, when Mr Gregory slid down and joined him.

    Mother Carey's Chicken Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle

  • “Mmm,” the king responded mildly, fastening and unfastening the catches on the curtained windows.

    Exit the Actress

  • After gently unfastening the elastic strap keeping his dearest musings safe from prying eyes, little literary artiste Evan Stansky penned a few more darling thoughts into his clothbound Moleskine notebook Wednesday.

    My love for the Onion reaches ecstatic new level

  • “You can start by unfastening the buttons down the back.”

    Judge deveraux

  • Seconds later, she felt his fingers gently unfastening the clasp on her necklace.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Tara wrestled with the rope holding the pentacle, succeeded in unfastening it.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Then came the problem of unfastening the suit, which was tangled in the straps of his pack and the alien sword.

    Backlash « A Fly in Amber

  • The ends of his fingernails thread her hair away from the flesh of her neck, unfastening a noose.

    GALLOWS • by John Lander

  • This is a hairstyle that I loved until some girls on my street decided they needed to see my barrette without unfastening it first.

    Mishna Wolff: 'I'm Down': Bitchin' Hairstyles My Dad Gave Me

  • I loved their Tshirt material style bras but now, yeah, no, they don't even last 6 months before a seam has worn out on the side from fastening and unfastening.

    Panty Raid


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