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Antonyms for unweave

undo strands that have been woven together

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Unlike Penelope, both the Americans and the Iranians did not even wait for nightfall to unweave.
Will he manage to unweave the conspiracy surrounding him and avenge the death of the woman he loves?
Irreversible adopts this new grain-intensive, digitally-entrenched aesthetic to unweave an anti-Miltonian tale of masculinity lost.
Joe in turn dismisses Clarissa's position as a consequence of reading too much Keats, whom he calls "an obscurantist" (75) for fearing the rise of science--a fear most famously articulated in lines near the end of "Lamia": "Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings, / Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, / Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine-- / Unweave a rainbow" (924).
Roth and Wiener did not so much unweave the tapestry as unweave and reweave life, accommodating the changes in the work.
Our foolishness will never unweave God's careful plan.
Ravel originally meant to weave together or to make more complicated, but it now generally means the exact opposite, to untwist, unweave or to make clear; hence, ravel also means unravel.
weave and unweave these dark spaces, these gaps, as the pitiful
Once the important association between diplomacy and colonialism is outlined the book attempts to unweave the complex transformation from great political and diplomatic structures to a more multifarious international system.
We weave, unweave, knot, unknot the tangled webs of time that drift around us.
Though the many-tendriled plot is not simple to unweave, Silko's captivating, lyrical prose carries the reader through the tangle.
The owners are clamoring for someone to unweave the massive mess that that can be, particularly as the technology is just increasing at light speed.
In any case, there is at least one passage from the Classical period in which [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] clearly means to weave material, not a product, that in which Herodotos describes how some Scythian prophets weave and unweave strips of bark while prophesying: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Hdt.
Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings, Conquer all mysteries by rule and line, Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine -- Unweave a rainbow .
This limited comprehension, although generous, sympathetic, and rational, also defines even as it haunts Vargas Llosa: the narrator goes on to say that what moves him most in Saul's story and makes him "weave and unweave it a thousand times" is the next stage, which he cannot understand.