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  • v. Present participle of unknit.


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  • He roused a feeling in her that she feared -- a feeling intoxicating to the senses, dazzling to the mind, unknitting to the will.

    The Coast of Chance

  • This was the last word of the tale, when sweet sleep came speedily upon him, sleep that loosens the limbs of men, unknitting the cares of his soul.

    Book XXIII

  • He was pacing to and fro, with rapid, nervous steps, crushing the dry twigs under his shoes, pressing his hands together behind his back, knitting and unknitting his fingers.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • The liberty that goes by unknitting the bands of reverence and dissolving the ties that draw and hold men together in the charities of a common life, is not the liberty for me, nor is it the liberty that Shakespeare teaches.

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters

  • With the insight and tenderness of a mother he restrained himself, and unknitting his brows, held out both his hands and said very kindly,

    A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an only Son

  • In the morning, when they talked of his prospects, they foresaw no unknitting of the bond of their friendship: in that vague future of which they had spoken, they saw themselves together: not always, not more than they had been lately; but together from time to time.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • When she had finished he rose and walked to the extremity of the small space at command, then walked back to the piano, where Mirah had risen from her seat and stood looking toward him with her little hands crossed before her, meekly awaiting judgment; then with a sudden unknitting of his brow and with beaming eyes, he stretched out his hand and said abruptly, "Let us shake hands: you are a musician."

    Daniel Deronda


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