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  • verb Present participle of untie.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • How many dead bodies of civilians and how much bomb tonnage equals "untieing the hands of the military?"

    SCI 2007: A Sad Side Note on Military Service

  • Dealing with Xolotl, is anyone a little bothered that Ralph kicks him down those steps without untieing him?

    Week 21: Thunderbird Rides the Lightning

  • The hurly-burly was such as the guards now began to run to hinder the slaves from untieing themselves, now to offend Don Quixote who assaulted them; so that they could do nothing available to keep their prisoners.

    The Third Book. VIII. Of the Liberty Don Quixote Gave to Many Wretches, Who Were A-carrying Perforce to a Place They Desired Not

  • Eleanor took the silk, which was in pretty thorough confusion, and began the task of unravelling and untieing, preparatory to its being wound.

    The Old Helmet

  • Eleanor took the silk, which was in pretty thorough confusion, and began the task of unravelling and untieing, preparatory to its being wound.

    The Old Helmet, Volume I

  • Quickly untieing and releasing her bird, which she placed with its companions, she hurried down with the document to her father.

    The Lily of Leyden

  • As for me, my only way was to cut the knot -- because it was an untieable knot -- and because my fingers generally are not strong at untieing.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

  • The young men, though strong, being unable to effect it, he took them in his turn, and untieing them, broke each of the arrows separately with his fingers.

    The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature

  • Some of mine are ... dirty dishes left in the sink over flowing trash can that NOBODY notices OR takes out over flowing laundry hamper - again, unnoticed my know-it-all daughter-in-law (who I really do love, but ..) when my dogs get in the overflowing trash can liter bugs the empty paper towel roll left in the dispenser - same goes for the kleenex box or the toilet paper roll answering the phone at work, including, stating the name of the business, and then having them ask if this is that place I just said people not untieing their shoes before they take them off - that REALLY makes me crazy!!

    grizmom Diary Entry

  • As for me, my only way was to cut the knot ” because it was an untieable knot ” and because my fingers generally are not strong at untieing.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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