Origin of unbent
verb (used with object), un·bent or (Archaic) un·bend·ed, un·bend·ing.
- to loose or untie, as a sail or rope.
- to unfasten from spars or stays, as sails.
verb (used without object), un·bent or (Archaic) un·bend·ed, un·bend·ing.
Origin of unbend
Related Words for unbentshort, straightforward, solid, smooth, successive, consecutive, nonstop, true, unwind, recline, soften, calm, breathe, relax, lean, deign, rectify, uncoil, loosen, defrost
Examples from the Web for unbent
Historical Examples of unbent
Caradoc unbent his dignity and explained what he had observed.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
But since the day of the funeral her supple nature had unbent.Audrey Craven
Necessarily he must have or he couldn't have unbent to me as he did.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
But the captain took not the offered hand nor unbent his angry brow.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
Here the sails were unbent to be repaired, and tents were set up on shore.Captain Cook
verb -bends, -bending or -bent
- to remove (a sail) from a stay, mast, yard, etc
- to untie (a rope, etc) or cast (a cable) loose