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  • The seaweed is entangled in the net.
  • The whole group ran for the fence line and made their way over. ... As he pulled his leg up, he became entangled.   (source)
    entangled = caught in (clothes caught on the fence)
  • All that remained of the chickens was a pile of feathers and the bones of their small bodies entangled as if they had died in an embrace.   (source)
    entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • We kissed for a while and then lay together listening to The Hectic Glow's eponymous album, and eventually we fell asleep like that, a quantum entanglement of tubes and bodies.   (source)
    entanglement = the state of being tangled, or twisted together
  • When I break into the clearing, she's on the ground, hopelessly entangled in a net.   (source)
    entangled = caught in
  • He was up like lightning and pulling me with him but, though my head and shoulders were free, I was so entangled we didn't get very far.   (source)
    entangled = caught (in the chicken wire)
  • Dodge, entangled with a Glass Eye, kicked it in the groin.   (source)
    entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • One could see that the rope had been gnawed in two. The frayed end had become entangled in a fair-sized dead limb.   (source)
    entangled = caught in
  • Stone and soil and the roots of heather and shrubs all entangled.   (source)
    entangled = twisted together into a confusing mass
  • I pushed her away, but we were too entangled and she stumbled, making a final grab for my neck.   (source)
    entangled = twisted together
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  • Every time Vera thought of her she seemed to see a pale drowned face with seaweed entangled in the hair…   (source)
    entangled = caught and twisted
  • I wanted to get out and walk southward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair.   (source)
    entangled = caught in
  • He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame.   (source)
    entanglement = the state of being tangled, or twisted together into a confusing mass
  • And then what a happiness would it have been could Hester Prynne have heard her clear, bird-like voice mingling with the uproar of other childish voices, and have distinguished and unravelled her own darling's tones, amid all the entangled outcry of a group of sportive children.   (source)
    entangled = mixed together
  • Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it.   (source)
    entangled = caught and twisted
  • Her primary reason for living and my primary reason for living were awfully entangled.   (source)
    entangled = twisted together (connected)
  • After consulting a tree to ascertain from its lichen which way was south, and taking no lip from the subordinates who ventured to correct him, Colonel Maycomb set out on a purposeful journey to rout the enemy and entangled his troops so far northwest in the forest primeval that they were eventually rescued by settlers moving inland.   (source)
    entangled = caught
  • or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare.   (source)
  • the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple;   (source)
  • The brush has got entangled in it!   (source)
    entangled = caught (twisted together)
  • "All right," said Finny as he disentangled us.   (source)
    disentangled = separated
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in disentangled reverses the meaning of entangled. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
  • "How do you do this every day?" he asked as I disentangled my shirt from the tubes.   (source)
  • ...among the tangled foliage. Ralph disentangled himself cautiously and stole away through the branches.   (source)
    disentangled = removed something caught by something else
  • 'I've got the book,' he said as they disentangled themselves.   (source)
    disentangled = separated
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  • Passing such an ambiguously worded law will entangle businesses in uncertainty and law suits.
    entangle = involve (with complications and difficulties)
  • But McCandless never mentioned any romantic entanglements to either Westerberg or Borah.   (source)
    entanglements = deep involvements
  • Loyalties became hopelessly entangled.   (source)
    entangled = complicated
  • Every evil which entangled him was cut to pieces.   (source)
    entangled = was deeply involved with; or created constraining complications or difficulties for
  • Talking to him was largely a matter of getting him away from such subjects and entangling him, if possible, in the technicalities of Newspeak, on which he was authoritative and interesting.   (source)
    entangling = involving
  • He was entangled by his own vanity, with as little excuse of love as possible, and without the smallest inconstancy of mind towards her cousin.   (source)
    entangled = caught up (figuratively)
  • Buoyed up, I forgot my usual feeling of routine self-pity when working out, I lost myself, oppressed mind along with aching body; all entanglements were shed, I broke into the clear.   (source)
    entanglements = complications of difficulties
  • Now, on the rebound from my calamitous entanglement with the nordwand, I was prepared to lower my sights.   (source)
    entanglement = difficulties
  • And this I know: all these things that now, while we are still in the war, sink down in us like a stone, after the war shall waken again, and then shall begin the disentanglement of life and death.   (source)
    disentanglement = separation
    standard prefix: The prefix "dis-" in disentanglement reverses the meaning of entanglement. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.
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  • There'd been a couple of close things —. some previous entanglements.†   (source)
  • …at all but the black vine, grown now thick and strong and pressing its roots into the soil to draw the earth tight against her and outward then in all directions so that its tendrils pinched and grabbed at time itself and time, like a slowly scrolling stage backdrop, became entangled; and the black vine drew down that canvas to lie slack and unsprocketed beneath a great proscenium where upstage all manner of machinery and instruments nameless and never before seen lay roughly strewn.†   (source)
  • Quantum entanglement can work at a distance.†   (source)
  • What was this strange, tubular seaweed, so intricately entangled?†   (source)
  • His last correspondence from Vittoria had been in December—a postcard saying she was headed to the Java Sea to continue her research in entanglement physics… something about using satellites to track manta ray migrations.†   (source)
  • The heat of their entangled bodies.†   (source)
  • When you are better, I'd like to hear how you got entangled with Elena."†   (source)
  • " 'You were always a good friend to me,' " Mr. Fish tells Mr. Early, but Mr. Early has become entangled in his jaw bandage, the unwinding of which has caused him to forget his lines.†   (source)
  • Every second he becomes more entangled.†   (source)
  • The thing entangling itself in Chris's brain, pulsing.†   (source)
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  • It's hard to run in a Florida woods, where every square foot not occupied by trees is bristling with thigh-high palmetto spears and nets of entangling skunk vine, but I did my best, calling my grandfather's name and sweeping my flashlight everywhere.†   (source)
  • He watches his fellow passengers being greeted by family members, lovers reunited with entangled arms, without a word.†   (source)
  • Soon the three of them were entangled in a wrestling match.†   (source)
  • Confused, I lift my arm and see it's entangled in shimmering golden threads.†   (source)
  • Ender threw the boy with the bleeding nose at one of them; they entangled, and Ender's leg came free.†   (source)
  • Anatoli had left the summit around 2:00 Pm. and 84 quickly became entangled in the traffic jam at the Hillary Step.†   (source)
  • In the shady patches her two languages would get thickly entangled, and I'd have to appeal to Grandad to explain what she was saying; but sometimes he couldn't, or wouldn't.†   (source)
  • Two entanglements with the same troll.†   (source)
  • We are lips and arms and legs and bodies entangled.†   (source)
  • During those lonely days of what would have been my senior year, I waited for legislators and Faubus and the NAACP to resolve the entanglement that surrounded Central High's integration.†   (source)
  • If we go to them, you will be entangled in their politics and machinations.†   (source)
  • Entangled.†   (source)
  • She knew that Michael was still intensely private—and that his gift for avoiding social entanglements had probably made a lot of what had happened to him possible.†   (source)
  • -they were naked, they were light and free-it was all lightness, bright and fast and buoyant, light as light, a helium buzz in the brain, a giddy bubbling in the lungs as they were taken up over the clouds and the war, beyond duty, beyond gravity and mortification and global entanglements-Sin loi! they yelled.†   (source)
  • Hiro raises the tip and slaps at the spear with the side of the blade, diverting it just enough; it goes into a slow sideways spin, the point missing Hiro just barely and entangling itself in a vine on Hiro's right.†   (source)
  • I was entangled, enmeshed.†   (source)
  • 'That's enough talk,' Capricorn said finally as I became more and more entangled in my own words.†   (source)
  • However, the string had become entangled, and it was difficult to undo it.†   (source)
  • She had left with no scandal, by mutual agreement with her husband, both of them as entangled as adolescents in the only serious crisis they had suffered during so many years of stable matrimony.†   (source)
  • It was clear to her from the words in it that her daughter had been deeply entangled with this boy for a long time, for many years.†   (source)
  • She threw her first javelin in grappling hook mode, knocking away a lead-weighted net that would have entangled us both.†   (source)
  • Mother and Bailey were entangled in the Oedipal skein.†   (source)
  • Inevitably, some emergency will have cropped up, and going back will get him entangled in it.†   (source)
  • The same families married the same families until relationships were hopelessly entangled and the members of the community looked monotonously alike.†   (source)
  • And Prince Humperdinck became, forty-five days before the wedding, King of Florin, and that changed everything, because, before, he had taken nothing but his hunting seriously, and now he had to learn, learn everything, learn to run a country, and he buried himself in books and wise men and how did you tax this and when should you tax that and foreign entanglements and who could be trusted and how far and with what?†   (source)
  • And George and I are both GPs, so any entanglement that can't produce a stronger genetic code ….†   (source)
  • Soon we became entangled in a traffic jam.†   (source)
  • A leaf had become entangled in the fuzzy hair of a floppy ear.†   (source)
  • Ellis followed, rather like something entangled in her train.†   (source)
  • Winnie subsequently became legally entangled in the trial of one of her bodyguards who was convicted of murdering a young comrade.†   (source)
  • If I'm entangled with her, won't that make it worse?†   (source)
  • Since leaving General Woundwort, he had become more and more deeply entangled in all the age-old terrors of the conspirator.†   (source)
  • Soon they are bent almost double to avoid getting entangled in the thick canopy of branches overhead.†   (source)
  • Knowing he had to close them, he rushed to the bedroom and found himself entangled in the curtains as they blew inward.†   (source)
  • "Sunny Jim," as admirers called him, was thus entangled in the racetrack from the beginning of his conscious life.†   (source)
  • Yet they should not go too far up that stream, nor risk becoming entangled in the Forest of Fangorn.†   (source)
  • All of this light coalesced and began to shimmer, as though a golden presence hovered above me, suspended in the stairwell, softly entangled with the railings, curling and contracting like smoke.†   (source)
  • 'He's dead,' Chief White Halfoat gloated, with a horse laugh entangled in phlegm.†   (source)
  • My grip on it broke, and aware that I had struck the devilfish, I quickly dropped the coils I held, for when the string runs out fast it burns your hands or becomes entangled.†   (source)
  • When I dressed, I found my arm was bruised where Mrs. Pritchard had grabbed it, but the bruise was nothing compared to the injury the Pritchards had done me by entangling me in their evil scheme.†   (source)
  • I tried to pull their hands away from him to relieve the pain I saw in his face, but the trappings of the priest's costume entangled me and so I could do very little.†   (source)
  • And my other, urn, entanglements.†   (source)
  • And his words have been used by the Supreme Court many times—in fact, the Lemon test, which the high court has used since 1971, says that for a law to be constitutional, it must have a secular purpose, must neither advance nor inhibit religion, and must not result in excessive government entanglement with religion.†   (source)
  • Jake re-entangled himself with his wife on the sofa and watched her intently as she read the two-page will.†   (source)
  • I can take you to the palace offices myself and avoid any entanglement with Security.†   (source)
  • He was behind the coastal wall, his left foot entangled in thick vines.†   (source)
  • 17 february 1917-rose red For the last eighteen months, suspicious again about your role, Dear Diary, in the strange and entangled events of this grand house, I have kept thought and soul to myself, never sharing them with your pages, no matter how great the temptation.†   (source)
  • It contained no lies that could entangle her, no contradictory reasoning that would look bad in court.†   (source)
  • Let us above all things avoid as much as possible entangling ourselves with their wars and politics ….†   (source)
  • I didn't want her to become any more entangled in my warped world.†   (source)
  • She would not be entangled with any of them.†   (source)
  • Since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. — HEBREWS 12.†   (source)
  • By the time the police drove up, Shadrack was suffering from a blinding headache, which was not abated by the comfort he felt when the policemen pulled his hands away from what he thought was a permanent entanglement with his shoelaces.†   (source)
  • Some pikes held formation, but others were entangled in wild, savage struggles with their opponents using whatever means at their disposal.†   (source)
  • Aware of his mortality, he turned over again, entangled in the bedclothes.†   (source)
  • Like Sinatra, Marilyn is a snare that could easily entangle Kennedy and bring down his presidency.†   (source)
  • The fire seemed to be drawn to the paw of the beast, spiraling inward toward the long claws entangled for a moment among the chain links.†   (source)
  • The whole construct of my universe was a cunning, entangled network of lies.†   (source)
  • The conflict of good and bad merges in thick entanglement.†   (source)
  • Besides, she wasn't looking for a relationship, or an entanglement.†   (source)
  • His tail was completely entangled and something dark was nodding between his ears.†   (source)
  • As the barbers ran the electric shears along their skulls, their hair fell to the floor, matting and entangling with the hair of the soldiers who had preceded them.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she stumbled over old grapevines, gnarled and twisted, thick as a man's wrist, or became entangled in the tough, sinewy vine of the honeysuckle.†   (source)
  • They yield to a bias and they entangle themselves in words and subtleties.†   (source)
  • The sticky line entangled him completely, rendering him helpless as he was dragged up the side of the corridor's stone wall.†   (source)
  • If we Loonies have sense enough in the centuries ahead to remain a free port and to stay out of entangling alliances, we will become the crossroads for two planets, three planets, the entire Solar System.†   (source)
  • There was a pair of men in the middle, their arms entangled.†   (source)
  • Tyler had avoided getting entangled as much as he could.†   (source)
  • I liked pretending to go against her wishes, like we were opposing forces and not completely entangled.†   (source)
  • Flames and rods and tubes and circles, not to say ordinary bulbous bulbs of every size and wattage and color, dangled like fruit from an ecstatic entanglement of wire vines.†   (source)
  • And there would be no peace and the people would have no rest until the entanglement had been unwound to the source.†   (source)
  • She slit the heel of a black embroidered slipper and pulled out the cotton-which was entangled with jewels.†   (source)
  • Now that the responsibility was his, with complications and entanglements minimized, he accepted it with confidence.†   (source)
  • Whatever—and in his calm unflustered way he had done his best—my crime was ultimately beyond expiation, for in my mind it would inescapably and always be entangled in the sordid animal fact of my mother's death.†   (source)
  • He thinks he's entangled in a net.†   (source)
  • And failure like that wasn't what I would have chosen to be entangled with.†   (source)
  • The train delivered quite a crowd for Salinas, returning relatives home for Thanksgiving, their hands entangled in cartons and gift-wrapped paper boxes.†   (source)
  • Deeply, he had been entangled in Sansara, he had sucked up disgust and death from all sides into his body, like a sponge sucks up water until it is full.†   (source)
  • Thus entangled in her reflections and having quite lost the thread of them, Galuzina went home.†   (source)
  • Go before I too am entangled in your philosophies.†   (source)
  • Some of her glittering beads had become entangled with her glasses.†   (source)
  • Harry flailed around madly, became entangled in the hangings and fell out of his bed.†   (source)
  • Within seconds, rope-thick weeds were wrapping around Dr. Thorn's legs, entangling him.†   (source)
  • The world was becoming one big entangled web of information that was getting denser every day.†   (source)
  • Then the rickshaw became entangled in the car's wheels so that it had to stop.†   (source)
  • Absently, she removed a scrap of lint entangled in Aziza's hair.†   (source)
  • To his utter amazement there was a human entangled in the banisters.†   (source)
  • My God, it even describes how six of the dimensions are entangled and act as one?†   (source)
  • Even so, her feet became entangled with items of clothing that littered the floor.†   (source)
  • Entanglement was at the core of primeval beliefs.†   (source)
  • Well …. like entanglement theory, for one!†   (source)
  • "You're telling me the ancients sat around discussing entanglement theory?"†   (source)
  • A nest of entrails coiled through a bush, entangled with the branches.†   (source)
  • Wherever they go, they get themselves entangled in the worst danger possible.†   (source)
  • Soon they'd have the Argo II completely entangled.†   (source)
  • She snapped her fingers, and the rope entangling the griffin dissolved.†   (source)
  • Behind them was the sound of clashing and entangled ships, and the rumble of collapsing buildings.†   (source)
  • Sounis could be entangled for years trying to secure power for himself here in Eddis.†   (source)
  • He told us not to risk getting entangled in it.†   (source)
  • We've been entangled in far moremomentous events than we realized.†   (source)
  • From time to time he had gotten entangled in thickets of thornbushes in the dark.†   (source)
  • She lay with Irri's legs entangled in her own.†   (source)
  • He might not take the chance of censure or entanglement from the independent use of his powers.†   (source)
  • His entrails had worked out and had become entangled in the bush.†   (source)
  • Brom is the only other person who managed to entangle himself in as many predicaments as you.†   (source)
  • Jon threw himself forward, bulling into the other man, and they went down together, legs entangled.†   (source)
  • Do not risk getting entangled in the woods of Laurelindorenan!†   (source)
  • Our bodies are entangled, entwined, but Helene is foreign to me suddenly, unknowable as the heavens.†   (source)
  • A man who struggles and entangles himself soon becomes unconscious.†   (source)
  • He has an urge to beat her away, as if she's a spiderweb across his face, or a skein of entangling jelly.†   (source)
  • A bandage unraveled at the mummy's feet; it became entangled, fell face forward, and its head rolled off.†   (source)
  • What sorts of things, Jimmy wanted to ask, but he didn't because the answer might entangle him in more questions, about what his mother liked or might want to get.†   (source)
  • She's a Bio Entanglement Physicist.†   (source)
  • The cage part of the string machine was split open like an egg, and the string had become completely entwined and entangled.†   (source)
  • We call it convergence or entanglement.†   (source)
  • I stooped and peered over the box, looking at Thalia's back, the constellation of rocks around her, the whips of seaweed entangled between them like dead snakes, a little tugboat bobbing in the distance, the tide rising, mashing the craggy shore and withdrawing.†   (source)
  • The answers are so entangled with the questions, so knotted and many-stranded, that they aren't really answers at all.†   (source)
  • He was a wild, hairy young man in a purple caftan—oblivious to how the girls stared at him and seemingly held together by wires and cords that entangled him in his cumbersome recording equipment.†   (source)
  • I now had a choice of slipping away and insulting my host or staying and becoming entangled in Chablis's inevitable denouement.†   (source)
  • She could not understand how a man capable of the thoughts that had given her the strength to endure her widowhood could become entangled in so childish a manner when he attempted to apply them to his own life.†   (source)
  • It offers views of the sea to the west; the cliffs below, all strung with entangling wire; and directly across the water, a half mile away, the burning city of Saint-Malo.†   (source)
  • I disentangle my finger so that I can entangle all the others until our palms are pressed against each other.†   (source)
  • Her fingers entangled themselves in his hair, and as he kissed her fiercely, she let everything fade away.†   (source)
  • They stopped and hung there about five meters above the floor, just over Meggie's head, and only then did she see human figures caught in the coarse ropes — like birds entangled in the netting over a fruit tree.†   (source)
  • Not wanting to become entangled in what was sure to be a massive traffic jam (which would prolong my exposure to the intermittent fusillade of stones whizzing down the face from above, among other hazards), I picked up my pace and resolved to move toward the head of the line.†   (source)
  • Eyes cupped in dark circles, lips cracked and peeling, hair matted and entangled with twigs and dead leaves.†   (source)
  • He wove a net out of some kind of vine he found, used it to entangle his opponents so he could spear them with the trident, and within a matter of days the crown was his.†   (source)
  • Ender saw it first in their faces when he passed them in the corridors; then he began to notice that some boys would get up in a group and move to another table if he sat near them in the commanders' mess; and there began to be elbows that accidentally jostled him in the game room, feet that got entangled with his when he walked into and out of the gym, spittle and wads of wet paper that struck him from behind as he jogged through the corridors.†   (source)
  • Vittoria's gut said no, and yet hers was the science of entanglement physics-the study of interconnectedness.†   (source)
  • It was a great struggle to keep up with Hagrid, what with branches and thickets of thorn through which Hagrid marched as easily as if they were cobwebs, but which snagged Harry and Hermione's robes, frequently entangling them so severely that they had to stop for minutes at a time to free themselves.†   (source)
  • Instead of repelling herself to a safe altitude, Holly crumpled on to the troll's back, becoming instantly entangled in the ropy fur.†   (source)
  • While Gala Placidia bumped into people and became entangled in her baskets and had to run to keep up with her, she navigated the disorder of the street in her own time and space, not colliding with anyone, like a bat in the darkness.†   (source)
  • There is the empty road beneath the light stabbing down and the girl on the road with the smudged face and twigs and dead leaves entangled in her short, curly hair, clutching a battered old teddy bear, on the empty road, beneath the stars stabbing down.†   (source)
  • My feet became entangled in a confused mess of ripped telephone wires and tramlines, and scraps of fabric that had once decorated flats or clothed human beings now long since dead.†   (source)
  • This was not the first time they had amused themselves with Byzantine competitions, but he took advantage of the opportunity to speak through his own newly opened wound, and they became entangled in a mean-spirited argument that stirred up in both of them the rancor of almost five years of divided love.†   (source)
  • When he was near, she couldn't help but be consumed with the most scandalous thoughts, of his lean, bare body entangled with hers.†   (source)
  • Mariam would sleep poorly, fretting that some business entanglement would prevent Jalil from coming on Thursday, that she would have to wait a whole other week to see him.†   (source)
  • Subatomic research had now proven categorically that all matter was interconnected …. entangled in a single unified mesh …. a kind of universal oneness.†   (source)
  • She had been running down the hall toward the security guard in the dining room when suddenly her feet had become entangled in an invisible obstacle, and her entire body had lurched forward, sailing through the air.†   (source)
  • In fact, man's oldest spiritual quest was to perceive his own entanglement, to sense his own interconnection with all things.†   (source)
  • Foremost among the differences was his anger, which lay at the center of his being like a cold black heart, clenched and unmoving, with veins of hatred snaking out to entangle the rest of his mind.†   (source)
  • His political advisers easily entangled him in theoretical labyrinths, But he succeeded in giving Macondo the atmosphere of rural peace that Colonel Aureliano, Buendia dreamed of so that he could die of old age making little gold fishes.†   (source)
  • On the left flank, Grover and his nature spirits were regrouping, entangling the enemies with bushes and weeds.†   (source)
  • He remembered their arms entangled, their stupid little inside jokes, the way he felt when he would come over to her house after school and see her reading through the window.†   (source)
  • But the fifth world had become entangled with European names: the names of the rivers, the hills, the names of the animals and plants—all of creation suddenly had two names: an Indian name and a white name.†   (source)
  • Somehow her silk had entangled Annabeth's leg and dragged her over the side of the pit, with Percy in tow.†   (source)
  • The singer has become a snare that could potentially entangle Kennedy and bring him down—and no friendship is worth the presidency.†   (source)
  • "Let us above all things avoid as much as possible entangling ourselves with their ways and politics," he had written from France fourteen years earlier.†   (source)
  • Lacking blankets, we nestled together for warmth: Bronwyn cuddling the small ones; Fiona entangled with Hugh, whose bees came and went from his open mouth as he snored, keeping watch over their sleeping master; Horace and Enoch shivering with their backs to one another, too proud to snuggle; myself with Emma.†   (source)
  • And I don't want to be entangled in any more politics …. especially not where the Twins used to lead .†   (source)
  • Perhaps he had sometimes dreamed of walking out of the drama in which he was entangled and playing some other role.†   (source)
  • Their shorts were as tight as surgeons' gloves, and they were so severely and brazenly entangled in one another that it was impossible to tell his smooth and hairless limbs from hers.†   (source)
  • The giant threw his weighted net and Percy collapsed to the floor, hopelessly entangled as the poison thickened around him.†   (source)
  • By September, given the realities of the war, Adams had relinquished his earlier misgivings over a military connection with France, but when the Plan of Treaties was taken up in debate on the floor and motions were made to insert what he called "articles of entangling alliance," he fought them tooth and nail, and with success.†   (source)
  • The soldiers wore skintight patent leather boots, white pantaloons, green swallow-tailed jackets with gold braid, red ribbons, insignia, piping that ran all over them like rodents frolicking on the carcass of a dead horse, white sword-belts, bearskin helmets, feather plumes, high red collars, sashes, medals, leather pouches, and swords entangled in rustling tassels.†   (source)
  • Nothing prepared him for the wall of bones that burst skyward—hundreds of femurs, ribs, and fibulas entangling the wolves, forming a spiky briar of human remains.†   (source)
  • If America is not connected at all or only by the feeble tie of a league, foreign alliances will gradually entangle it in all the harmful labyrinths of European politics and wars.†   (source)
  • He had no money at all that day, was waiting for a check which was mysteriously entangled in one of the bureaucratic webs of the French cinema industry.†   (source)
  • A crackling nimbus surrounded each orb, a halo of liquid tendrils that whipped and lashed, as if hungry to entangle something in their grasp.†   (source)
  • Veturius knocks the scim from Aquilla's hand, and he is on her, their bodies entangled as they wrestle across the floor with a strange, intimate violence.†   (source)
  • So Tayo had to sweat through those nights when thoughts became entangled; he had to sweat to think of something that wasn't unraveled or tied in knots to the past—something that existed by itself, standing alone like a deer.†   (source)
  • The cord has been cut at the other end already; it will only be a futile entanglement if you do not cut it at your end, too.†   (source)
  • Once again, Roran wondered what kind of fiendish machinations he and the rest of Carvahall had become entangled in.†   (source)
  • The word he chose to express "fragile" was filled with the intricacies of a continuing process, and with a strength inherent in spider webs woven across paths through sand hills where early in the morning the sun becomes entangled in each filament of web.†   (source)
  • It became entangled with an effort to avoid being called into judgment; with a fear that their spiritual and social promissory notes might suddenly be called up.†   (source)
  • And they lay together in this antique attitude, the hand of each on the sex of the other, and with their limbs entangled, and Eric's breath trembling against Vivaldo's chest.†   (source)
  • Jungle rain had no beginning or end; it grew like foliage from the sky, branching and arching to the earth, sometimes in solid thickets entangling the islands, and, other times, in tendrils of blue mist curling out of coastal clouds.†   (source)
  • Seventh Day Adventists and Methodists and Spiritualists seemed to be hobnobbing with Holyrollers and they were all, alike, entangled with the most flagrant disbelievers; something heavy in their stance seemed to indicate that they had all, incredibly, seen a common vision, and on each face there seemed to be the same strange, bitter shadow.†   (source)
  • Any single thread is as fragile as a cobweb, but just try to pull yourself out of the net, you only become more entangled.†   (source)
  • Already, he could no longer tell the many voices apart, not the happy ones from the weeping ones, not the ones of children from those of men, they all belonged together, the lamentation of yearning and the laughter of the knowledgeable one, the scream of rage and the moaning of the dying ones, everything was one, everything was intertwined and connected, entangled a thousand times.†   (source)
  • As his visitor talked, the old Frenchman leaned back in his chair and his eyebrows rose steadily, millimetre by millimetre, until they were almost entangled in his forelock.†   (source)
  • But more importantly, we saw it as part of the President's politics; and we didn't want to become entangled with that.†   (source)
  • It was to fear to be entangled with her and this life of hers; and it was to be surprised and relieved at the disappearance of my fantasies.†   (source)
  • I want to be free of cities and sexual entanglements.†   (source)
  • Luckily Richard had escaped from these entanglements, not that women did not chase after him.†   (source)
  • I'm not going to Stanford with any other entanglements than absolutely necessary.†   (source)
  • And they continue to have secure quantum entanglements between them, just like how, if you break a magnet in half, you would get two magnets.†   (source)
  • He says that in the old days of his urban entanglements he believed there was only one way to seduce a woman, with clear and open desire.†   (source)
  • Whatever had been her actual experience with the black boatman from Tortola, the encounter had lent to Hester's recklessly blooming young womanhood a measure of restraint that women gain from only the most tragic entanglements with love; in addition to her dark and primitive beauty, and a substantial loss of weight that drew one's attention to her full, imposing bosom and to the hardness of the bones in her somber face, Hester now held herself back just enough to make her dangerousness…†   (source)
  • This was how Winifred always spoke of women in relation to Richard — entanglements, like nets, or webs, or snares, or merely like pieces of gummy string left lying around on the ground, that you might get caught on your shoe by mistake.†   (source)
  • No entanglements.†   (source)
  • "Other than assuring the safety of trade, our military tries very hard to avoid nonstrategic entanglements," Wathaet said.†   (source)
  • Ursula wondered what entanglements he had got into, whether he might be stealing, whether he had become a rustler, and every time she saw him uncorking champagne just for the pleasure of pouring the foam over his head, she would shout at him and scold him for the waste.†   (source)
  • And I assume that due to foreign entanglements you're working backwards into a domestic conspiracy that should be incontestably established before you alert the guardians of domestic accord, namely, the Federal Bureau.†   (source)
  • No messy romantic entanglements.†   (source)
  • "I may say to you that his patronage of Paine and Freneau and his entanglements with characters and politics which have been pernicious are and have been a source of inquietude and anxiety to me," Adams confided to Tristram Dalton.†   (source)
  • I kept my boat at their dock; I would be renting a house through them as soon as certain legal entanglements were straightened out; they brought my mail; they sold me fresh eggs and milk; and they provided my transportation.†   (source)
  • She had caught Carl, caught him and entangled him in her soft tone.†   (source)
  • Entangled and defenceless he hung in the web.†   (source)
  • He rose quickly as though to cast off some entangling danger.†   (source)
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  • The wire entanglements are torn to pieces.   (source)
    entanglements = things
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