unweave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unweave undo strands that have been woven together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unweave To unfold; to undo; to ravel, as what has been woven.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unweave un-wēv′ to undo what is woven.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + weave,

Usage

In literature:

It is to unweave a stuff, to draw out thread by thread, so as to separate the gold.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 20, Issue 566, September 15, 1832" by Various
It unweaves the rainbow, and leaves us the dead chemical elements.
"Education and the Higher Life" by J. L. Spalding
Nothing was left but the unweaving.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
A human heart-throb must sometimes unweave that chain of passing events which men call destiny; but here it was not to be.
"Silent Struggles" by Ann S. Stephens
There is little profit in the unweaving.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

And thus with visions only,
And the fancies they unweave,
Alone, and yet not lonely,
I keep my Christmas eve.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And thus with the shadows only,
And the dreamings they unweave,
Alone, and yet not lonely,
I keep my Christmas eve.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And thus with the night winds only,
And the fancies they unweave,
Alone, and yet not lonely,
I keep my Christmas eve.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

New Books Aim To Unweave the Obama Narrative.
What a Tangled Web We Unweave .
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