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 Meanings and Examples of UNRAVEL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
unravel
 v.  undo or ravel knitted fabric of; separate and clarify; solve
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Under these circumstances, I eagerly hailed the little mystery which hung around my companion, and spent much of my time in endeavouring to unravel it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  There is a strong family resemblance about misdeeds, and if you have all the details of a thousand at your finger ends, it is odd if you can't unravel the thousand and first.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  Supposing I unravel the whole matter, you may be sure that Gregson, Lestrade, and Co.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
5  Their pronunciation was quick, and the words they uttered, not having any apparent connection with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue by which I could unravel the mystery of their reference.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  If I give you any clue to what I am, or to what I have been, you will unravel it, I know.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
7  The ramifications of cousins, double cousins, cousins-in-law and kissing cousins were so intricate and involved that no one but a born Georgian could ever unravel them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
8  Mrs. Trenor paused to enjoy the spectacle of Miss Bart's efforts to unravel her tangled correspondence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  As a matter of fact, his greatest joy was to labour at a tangled case, and successfully to unravel it.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
10  He had left home only to escape the intricate tangle of life's demands that enmeshed him, and which in his present condition he was unable to unravel.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVII
11  Blood and anger mounted to his face; he was resolved to unravel the mystery.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
12  I am only curious to unravel the mystery to which she is attached.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 30 D'ARTAGNAN AND THE ENGLISHMAN
13  Now hearken, and I will briefly instruct thee how thou mayest unravel and overcome thy present task.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
14  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
15  There is little use in unravelling that now.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
Example Sentence:
1  You'd better mend that hole before the whole sweater starts to unravel.
2  Detectives are still trying to unravel the mystery surrounding his death.
3  The problem I am trying to unravel is more complex than any others.
4  Billions of dollars of dodgy loans - doled out by banks to subprime borrowers and then resold numerous times on international debt markets - began to unravel and default.