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entangled
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
entangled in the branches
Definition
caught in

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.
    Chapter 6 — Pearl (45% in)
entangled = mixed together
There are no more uses of "entangled" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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2  —1 use as in:
entangled in local politics
Definition
deeply involve; or intermix with complications or difficulties
  • But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons, who should be less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman's heart, and disentangling its mesh of good and evil, than the sages of rigid aspect towards whom Hester Prynne now turned her face.
    Chapter 3 — The Recognition (50% in)
disentangling = separating things that are intermixed in a complicated way

(Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disentangling reverses the meaning of entangling. This is the same pattern as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
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