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  • v. Present participle of untwine.


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  • It's about the very untwining of the ties that shelter civilization from the dominance of self-interest.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Carnage

  • She looked off into the distance, fingers twining and untwining.

    Best Friends Forever

  • The twister feathered into a ropy funnel, its vortices untwining like the pulled threads of a string.

    Storm Warning

  • I keep stirring up the recalcitrant fire, and when I throw my plastic coffee cup in with the new kindling it perches intact on a log for a strangely long time, as though uncertain what to do, until in a somehow reluctant, almost creaturely way it dents, collapses, and decomposes to a dark slime untwining itself on the stone hearth.

    Firedoglake » Requiem

  • After a moment, he tried to recall exactly what he had done in Tempre, the puzzlelike untwining of the Talent energy.

    Soarer's Choice

  • The threads were continuing to move, twining and untwining, slithering, pulsating …

    Dark Allies

  • We groaned ourselves awake, untwining numbed limbs, our common scent rank in our nostrils.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Creslin sits upon the snow, untwining the leather thongs, knowing that he cannot get back on the skis.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • His muscles were untwining themselves; he felt suddenly light, as if indeed some god had brushed by him, benign and good.

    The First Man in Rome

  • This, then, plainly discovers that the work which the Lord is doing relates to the untwining of this close combination against himself and the kingdom of his dear Son; and he will not leave until he have done it.

    The Sermons of John Owen


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