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Release from bonds or restraints:‘he took off her blindfold and partially unbound her’
untie, unchain, unfetter, unshackle, unmanacle, unyoke, unfasten, untether, unknot, unlace, undo, loosen, unloose, disentanglerelease, emancipate, free, set free, set loose, liberate, dischargeView synonyms
- ‘Jesus unbinds us from death and lets us go to live new life.’
- ‘From there it should be child's play to unbind my feet, and then my head-bind.’
- ‘The only thing that rouses him is the wrestling match he engages in to unbind himself from various equipment.’
- ‘It's a really thick book though so you'd probably have to unbind it to get the pages in a suitably flat position to scan.’
- ‘Some people are already masters of saying ‘no’ to themselves and would do much better to foster soul-traits that will help them loosen up and unbind themselves.’
- ‘Jason put his gun on the bed next to her and began to unbind the ropes, but first he removed the old sock that had been stuffed into her mouth as a gag.’
- ‘Get that spear out of his chest so we can unbind him.’
- ‘Liu informs Master Ren that he has heard that ‘the day will come when men can cut off their pigtails and women can unbind their feet’.’
- ‘And we can choose, as Iain suggests, to unbind ourselves (with all the consequences that would follow).’
- ‘And I cannot unbind the pages without destroying the History, which I will not do.’
- ‘If parents don't work at unbinding that folly (sinful ignorance of God and His ways), we have no hope of the next generation being and doing more for God than we.’
- ‘She managed to unbind Benovito and the two escaped, a trail of blood marking their path out of Seattle.’
- ‘When we get home, I'll unbind them, but I need to make sure nothing funny happens while we're away.’
- ‘For the system is master: like God it can bind or unbind energies; what it is incapable of (and what it can no longer avoid) is reversibility.’
- ‘And then, to make tangible the promise he has spoken, Jesus commands Lazarus to come forth from the stench of the tomb and commands those who had gathered to mourn to unbind him and let him go.’
- ‘I cannot unbind you, but I can let you see.’
- ‘The Mouse undid all the other ropes and then gently rolled her over to unbind her arms and hair.’
- ‘When he came around to unbind my ankles, I looked up and Marcus grinned down at me.’
- ‘Not in the sense of dismissing you but unbinding you from a whole series of things that you had thought were part of you.’
- ‘The first order was unbinding her ankles and arms.’
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