TANGLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TANGLE
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tangle
 n.  uniting or knitting together confusedly; knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged
Classic Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
1  I have now in my hands," my companion said, confidently, "all the threads which have formed such a tangle.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  But his snow-white breast was circled with a tangle of dirty duckweed; and she too, in her webbed feet was entangled, by her husband, the stockbroker.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
3  Now quietly, subtly, she was unravelling the tangle of his consciousness and hers, breaking the threads gently, one by one, with patience and impatience to get clear.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  Now you were just above the tangle of naked railway-lines, and foundries and other 'works' rose about you, so big you were only aware of walls.'
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
6  There is a tangle here which needs straightening out.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
7  A fierce bull-dog face was framed in a tangle of hair and beard, and two bold, dark eyes gleamed behind the cover of thick, tufted, overhung eyebrows.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
8  A cigarette glowed amid the tangle of white hair, and the air of the room was fetid with stale tobacco smoke.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
9  Her calm pale face, with dim, wide-opened blue eyes, looked upward from amid a great tangle of golden hair.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
10  There was the tangle of rhododendron bushes, black in the pale light, and there was the little lawn.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
11  I felt faint and cold when I faced the empty space among the black tangle of bushes.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
12  Under that dense tangle of branches one would be out of sight of the stars.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
13  She hesitated, unwilling to soil her slippers and hems, and looked about in the shouting tangle of wagons, buggies and carriages for Miss Pittypat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  The lamp in the parlor window threw odd golden shadows onto the dark vine-shrouded porch, and the matted tangle of yellow climbing roses and honeysuckle made a wall of mingled fragrance about her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
15  The mockingbird, which nested in the tangle of roses and honeysuckle, roused from slumber and gave one timid, liquid note.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  He got into a tangle with his budget figures.
2  Out of this fraught legal and financial tangle the bureau worker must work with the client to create order and stability.
3  We employed a lawyer to straighten our legal tangle.
4  The kind of tangle her hair got into is easily imaginable, and also the state of the rest of her bedroom.
5  The cat tangled the ball of twine.
6  Sheep kept getting tangled up in it and eventually the wire was removed.
7  While it was still wet, I gently teased out the tangled knots in Rosie's hair.
8  Your hair looks a bit tangled.
9  Dolphins often get tangled in the nets that are used to catch tuna fish.
10  Her hair was a tangled mess.
11  My hair had got all tangled.