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He loosened his cravat, unfastened his waistcoat, and felt for the beating of his heart.

If there was—he shrugged his shoulders and loosened the automatic in his blouse.

He loosened his girdle, and struck the tree with it three times.

The shriek of agony from Hans loosened the arms of Heinrich.

The gripes were now loosened, and the fall of one of the tackles was led to the capstan.

And he loosened my hands, and drew me to him and kissed me, saying “My love!”

Sometimes the quartz is so soft that it may easily be loosened with the pick.

Carrie had loosened her dress, and as she did so, a miniature fell upon the bed.

Tresler moved off and secured his horse and loosened the saddle-girths.

It loosened at its lower end and the wires holding it in suspension shook.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., losnen, later lousen (early 15c.), from loose (v.) + -en (1). Related: Loosened; loosening.

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