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Word: unravel

Definition: disentangle; solve


Sentences Containing 'unravel'

The general observations treasured up by a course of experience, give us the clue of human nature, and teach us to unravel all its intricacies.
Once only had I known him to fail, in the case of the King of Bohemia and of the Irene Adler photograph; but when I looked back to the weird business of the Sign of Four, and the extraordinary circumstances connected with the Study in Scarlet, I felt that it would be a strange tangle indeed which he could not unravel.
All my old doubts and apprehensions on that subject, all the Doctor's happiness and peace, all the mingled possibilities of innocence and compromise, that I could not unravel, I saw, in a moment, at the mercy of this fellow's twisting.
If I give you any clue to what I am, or to what I have been, you will unravel it, I know.

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