Usage examples for disentangle

  1. I can't disentangle it quite, though the beauty lies there right enough-- ' 'Oh, yes, ' she interrupted, 'the beauty lies there still. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  2. I auditioned it, but I can't disentangle it from what he told me. – A Matter of Proportion by Anne Walker
  3. For Rachel herself could scarcely now disentangle all the threads and motives of it. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. The rest he would leave to Fate, which seemed reluctant to disentangle threads which it had woven so closely. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  5. Cicely flung herself on the cat, Antony hurried to the rescue to help her disentangle it, and received a fierce scratch for his pains, which made him start back, while Mrs. Talbot put in her word. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. " I am far from sure that I can disentangle my affairs," said the Judge. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  7. But if you can introduce me to a person who can disentangle all my complications, and take half my cares off my shoulders, I'll say you are a very wise little woman indeed. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  8. The catechism refused to disentangle itself from the jumble of bird- voices and dream- voices with which it was mixed; and she went out to dinner with hanging head and tear- dimmed eyes. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  9. Even Britain with her vast extra- European territories could not hope to disentangle herself from the affairs of her near neighbors. – Morals of Economic Internationalism by John A. Hobson
  10. As quickly as he could disentangle himself Walter scrambled to his feet. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  11. The low steady hum of abundant insects was so constant that it required conscious effort to disentangle it from silence. – Edge of the Jungle by William Beebe
  12. He cannot disentangle what is conventional from what is original, because he has not yet a first- hand acquaintance with life by which to interpret. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  13. The cavaliere was old; he had seen that life revolves itself strangely in a circle, from which we may diverge, but from which we seldom disentangle ourselves. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  14. His wide knowledge of English literature, and the close study which he has given to the history of English opinions and controversies, speculative, political, and economical, have enabled him to survey an extensive field, to trace the lines of origin and development, to disentangle complicated ideas, and to summarise conclusions in a masterly manner. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  15. " I must see into this- I must understand what is happening- I must disentangle it," he said again and again to himself. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  16. They were like they were sewn on; it was impossible to disentangle that child by any way short of rolling it on the floor. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  17. Paul, had he essayed the task, must have found it all but impossible to disentangle his own ideas, or those due to direct inspiration, from the ideas of Thessaly or those based upon inquiries traceable to the astonishing data furnished by his collection. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  18. I tried to recall what it had felt like to live in civilisation, but all I could remember was how difficult it had been to disentangle ourselves from it. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb