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

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Examples

  • He has still not let on why he considers everything unravelled once Samuel Eto'o squeezed the opening goal past Edwin van der Sar.

    Alex Ferguson says Manchester United will be well primed for Barcelona

  • He admitted that the closing stages of last season represented his lowest ebb, when he felt powerless as a promising campaign unravelled so spectacularly.

    Arsenal are 'perfectly good enough' to win title, says Arsène Wenger

  • Last week's eurozone deal would probably have unravelled anyway, given that Greece cannot pay its way, that the eurozone bank recapitalisation programme is too leisurely, that the bailout fund does not yet exist and that fiscal consolidation, however desirable, still remains a long way off.

    G20 summit: Yes they Cannes | Editorial

  • He incessantly picked at this hanging thread and, in the process, unravelled the whole tapestry the physicists of the enlightenment had put together.

    Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw – review

  • In other words, out of the 1,300 cases now being studied on the programme, several dozen new diseases should soon be identified and their exact aetiology unravelled.

    In pursuit of diseases that have no name

  • A later work, Leibhaftig In the Flesh, 2002, draws on her experience of illness as the dream of socialism unravelled.

    Christa Wolf obituary

  • When both players dramatically signed for West Ham United in August 2006 after starring for Argentina at the World Cup in Germany, it gradually unravelled that they were not registered to West Ham but loaned, and still "owned" by offshore companies based in tax havens.

    Carlos Tevez: The billionaires' fight over his ownership revealed | David Conn

  • However, it seems that their plans are becoming unravelled.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • So I heartily hope that this is simply a little soap-operatic twist to the initial set-up, to be unravelled as the series progresses, with our blackhearted bumboy prince finding an ally rather than an adversary in the hero.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In this awkward transition period, The familiar lulling noises -- car horn and dog bark, the late commuter train's slither and the main drag's murmur -- had become irritants, the town had unravelled into tugging threads of love.

    Updike, John

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