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undo
 v.  release; cause the ruin or downfall of; cancel or reverse an action
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  We will teach this miserable traitor that he cannot undo our work so easily.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
2  Jekyll was no worse; he woke again to his good qualities seemingly unimpaired; he would even make haste, where it was possible, to undo the evil done by Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
3  Beaumanoir, being thus possessed of the tablets, inspected the outside carefully, and then proceeded to undo the packthread which secured its folds.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  When he began to undo the chain, the legs desisted, and a voice began.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  No wisdom on earth could have given me the comfort that I should have derived from their simplicity and fidelity; but I could never, never, undo what I had done.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
6  Nothing can undo it; nothing can make it otherwise than as it was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
7  She had not time to undo, and so carried back with her, the parcel of toys she had chosen the day before in a toy shop with such love and sorrow.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 30
8  It gave him an intense sense of power to know that he could, by a single act of consent, in a moment of thought, undo all that he had done.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  I light a fire, for we have brought supply of wood with us, and she prepare food while I undo the horses and set them, tethered in shelter, to feed.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  Your portion is unhappily so small that it will in all likelihood undo the effects of your loveliness and amiable qualifications.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
11  He hastened to undo it; and, with smothered voices and heavy tread, came several men, bringing a body, wrapped in a cloak, and lying on a shutter.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
12  His very first, remotest recollections of childhood came back to Prince Andrew's mind when the dresser with sleeves rolled up began hastily to undo the buttons of his clothes and undressed him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII
13  Had I been able to tear out that thread, to break it, to undo the knot or to cut it, to go far away, I should have been safe.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
14  Hence it follows that those things he does one day he undoes the next, and no one ever understands what he wishes or intends to do, and no one can rely on his resolutions.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII — HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
15  She said, "Oh," again and their eyes met and the fluttering lashes were his undoing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  Study says police must undo community distrust, which it calls a barrier to outreach.
2  'A knot!' said Alice, always ready to make herself useful, and looking anxiously about her. 'Oh, do let me help to undo it!'
3  I managed secretly to undo a corner of the parcel.
4  It was to twist it up into a sort of knot, and then keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot, so as to prevent its undoing itself.