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  • v. Present participle of unloose.


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  • Marriage is looked upon as primarily a civil contract, and, subject to certain conditions and to a proper provision for children, is dissoluble at the will of both contracting parties, the divorce, or 'unloosing', being formally and ceremoniously accomplished by going through certain portions of the marriage ceremony backwards.

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  • A famously difficult knot around the yoke of an ancient wagon was undone here in 333 by Alexander, some say by unloosing and others by slashing through it with his sword.

    Alexander the Great

  • I pushed open the front door, unloosing a flurry of bells.

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  • Not when the stories suddenly begin repeating themselves, or lingering just a tad too much on little girls in their underthings, or unloosing mega-tonnage of political verbiage.

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  • One night a slightly worse for wear Bob Howland staggered into the dormitory and knocked over the jars, unloosing the captives in the dark.


  • Consider the sentence "presuming that bonuses would elevate investment banker achievement only makes sense if you assume investment bankers have a hidden trove of skills and effort they are not unloosing only because they lack the proper incentives to do so."

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  • "Presuming that merit pay alone would elevate student achievement makes sense if you assume teachers have a hidden trove of skills and effort they are not unloosing on their students only because they lack the proper incentives to do so," she writes.

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  • The habitual unloosing of millions of tons of lead bullets every year, which pollute those animals we eat as well as those who scavenge on our kills, threatens the healthy development of our own children in addition to poisoning our life support.

    The End of Hunting and Fishing in the Wild

  • Captain Jekyl, which I might be tempted to accede to, as one manner of unloosing this Gordian knot, and a compromise by which Miss

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “Nay, if that be the case,” said Hayraddin, unloosing his hold, “go — and the devil, if there be one, go along with you!”

    Quentin Durward


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