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Untwine   Listen
Untwine  v. t.  To untwist; to separate, as that which is twined or twisted; to disentangle; to untie. "It requires a long and powerful counter sympathy in a nation to untwine the ties of custom which bind a people to the established and the old."

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"Untwine" Quotes from Famous Books

... familiar hearth our own vital lamp burns low, and the golden bowl begins to shudder and the silver cord to untwine, let our last look be upon faces that we best love; let the gates that open into the celestial City be these well-known doors—and thus may we also ...
— Humanity in the City • E. H. Chapin

... first one of his blond whiskers and then the other, and twisted the end of each into a point, which he left to untwine itself. He fixed March with his little eyes, which had a curious innocence in their cunning, and tapped the desk immediately in front of him. "What I like about you is that you're broad in your sympathies. The first time ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... event!" Why "small"? Costs it more pain that this, ye call A "great event," should come to pass, Than that? Untwine me from the mass Of deeds which make up life, one deed Power shall fall short ...
— How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions • S. S. Curry

Words linked to "Untwine" :   twine, straighten

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