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


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  • Anil unloosened his tie and walked into the dining-room.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • Releasing my hands, she reached for the robe and unloosened the tie.

    When the Truth Lies

  • Nelson has already unloosened his bow-tie and unbuttoned his shirt.

    Michael Giltz: CDs: Willie Nelson's New American Classic

  • Everything and everybody unloosened their corsets and breathed at a major hotel and casino during the hours that change over from day to night.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • He stopped abruptly when he caught sight of her slender body come flying off the porch, and he continued to stand stock still while she raced over the yard and down the road to meet him, heedless of any rules of grace or propriety, her dark hair unloosened from its pins and streaming in the breeze behind her.

    2007 October « Becca’s Byline

  • While parents do logistical somersaults on the margins of connection, or hover above managing moments, divided-self kids surf their consciousness, often unloosened from their internal world or conscience.

    Childhood Unbound

  • All unloosened their holds, and the citizens and the soldiers stood gazing on each other, as if they scarce knew whether they were friends or foes.

    Quentin Durward

  • With hands trembling with delight, Squeers unloosened the cord; and

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Having unloosened the cravat of the man who still remained extended on the ground, she tottered towards the undertaker.

    Oliver Twist

  • The Reformation was in fact a sinister emancipation: it unloosened the beast in man; it appealed to all that is low and degrading in human nature; it renounced obedience to God, and put man in His place.

    The Social Order Before and After the Protestant Reformation


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