Usage examples for loosen

  1. Loosen the rope a little, Sebastiani: I don't want our friend to be hurt... – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  2. " You do it well," says I. He allows the off corner of his mouth to loosen up again, and for a second his deep- set brown eyes steady down as he gives me the once- over. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  3. I'll be much obliged if you'll loosen me." – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  4. As the open tent was obviously empty, they went to the second, whereof Jeekie began to loosen the lashings of the flap. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  5. You are bound to me by no tie, and even if you were I should loosen or break it. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  6. While twisting her arm he had been compelled to loosen his grasp of the other slightly, and she again wrenched herself free and darted toward the door leading to the porch. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  7. At least he could loosen the buttons of the patent pincers. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  8. Madame put her hand to her throat for a moment as though to loosen her necklace. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. I wish Mr. McVickar would loosen up a little more with me! – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  10. That day the snow did not lie; and for a week it did not come again; then with a whirl it seized the land, and for two days and nights did not loosen its grip. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  11. Her husband would never consent to her living away from him: she was become necessary to his tyranny; he would never willingly loosen his grasp on her. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  12. I'll loosen my grip enough for you to whisper, and no more. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  13. Frantically, she managed to loosen the gag. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  14. Then a man, with a heavy mallet in his hand, approached the row of casks and began to loosen the bungs. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  15. They could loosen clothes, vainly offer restoratives to the smitten mouth: that was all. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. But, working with care, he managed to loosen and draw inward without noise one of the round panes. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  17. In fitting the brass to the box care must be taken to leave it a rather tighter fit to the box than it requires to be when finished, that is after the bore has been made, because in the boring operation the sides of the brass are apt to close and loosen the fit of the brass to the box. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  18. Perhaps a few days in the pits will loosen your tongues! – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne