UNTIE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNTIE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
untie
 v.  undo a cord or knot
 v.  cause to become loose
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  I got up and tried to untie her, but I was so excited my hands shook so I couldn't hardly do anything with them.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV.
2  Every time he was going to untie his sledge, the person nodded to him, and then Kay sat quiet; and so on they went till they came outside the gates of the town.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
3  She conducted me to her own chair, and then began to remove my shawl and untie my bonnet-strings; I begged she would not give herself so much trouble.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  The master horse ordered a sorrel nag, one of his servants, to untie the largest of these animals, and take him into the yard.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
5  The pained animal's voice rasped on Scarlett's nerves until she was tempted to stop and untie the beast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  Come, try, give any one of us, for instance, a little more independence, untie our hands, widen the spheres of our activity, relax the control and we.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: X
7  Milady, during the passage had contrived to untie the cord which fastened her feet.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 66 EXECUTION
8  The stranger took up the bundle which he had brought and untied it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—THENARDIER AND HIS MANOEUVRES
9  Occasionally her chemise, which was untied and torn, fell almost to her waist.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
10  Courfeyrac untied his cravat and with it bandaged Marius' brow.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—MORTUUS PATER FILIUM MORITURUM EXPECTAT
11  When Jean Valjean was left alone with Javert, he untied the rope which fastened the prisoner across the middle of the body, and the knot of which was under the table.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—JEAN VALJEAN TAKES HIS REVENGE
12  Jean Valjean untied the black cravat which supported his right arm, unrolled the linen from around his hand, bared his thumb and showed it to Marius.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
13  While the boat was advancing with all the speed its four rowers could give it, Felton untied the cord and then the handkerchief which bound Milady's hands together.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 58 ESCAPE
14  She saw their sashes untied, their hair pulled about their ears, their work-bags searched, and their knives and scissors stolen away, and felt no doubt of its being a reciprocal enjoyment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
15  They sat me down in a chair, untied my neck-cloth, and brought me some water.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Example Sentence:
1  After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.