lose vs loose

lose loose

Definitions

  • 1) The act of losing; loss.
  • 2) To remove (oneself), as from everyday reality into a fantasy world.
  • 3) To be unsuccessful in retaining possession of; mislay.
  • 4) To be deprived of (something one has had).
  • 5) To be defeated.
  • 6) To cause or result in the loss of.
  • 7) To be unable to keep control or allegiance of.
  • 8) To operate or run slow. Used of a timepiece.
  • 9) To become slow by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece.
  • 10) To fail to hear, see, or understand.
  • 11) To be left alone or desolate because of the death of.
  • 12) To elude or outdistance.
  • 13) To be unable to keep alive.
  • 14) To fail to use or take advantage of.
  • 15) To let (oneself) become unable to find the way.
  • 16) To cause to be damned.
  • 17) To fail to win; fail in.
  • 18) To cause to be destroyed. Usually used in the passive.
  • 19) To rid oneself of.
  • 20) To wander from or become ignorant of.
  • 21) To be outdistanced by.
  • 22) To consume aimlessly; waste.
  • 23) To suffer loss.
  • 24) (lose it) To become deranged or mentally disturbed.
  • 25) (lose it) To become less capable or proficient; decline.
  • 26) (lose out on) To miss (an opportunity, for example).
  • 27) (lose time) To delay advancement.
  • 28) (lose time) To operate too slowly. Used of a timepiece.
  • 29) (lose it) To become very angry or emotionally upset.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Freedom from restraint.
  • 2) A letting go; discharge.
  • 3) The mode of performing this act, which differs among different peoples.
  • 4) The act of letting go or letting fly; discharge; shot.
  • 5) In archery: The act of releasing the bow-string and discharging the arrow.
  • 6) The privilege of turning out cattle on commons.
  • 7) In mining, the end of a shift. Also loosing-time. When the workmen leave, the pit is said to be ‘loosed out.’
  • 8) In Rugby foot-ball, that part of the play in which the ball travels freely from player to player, as distinguished from the scrimmage.
  • 9) Freedom from restraint; license.
  • 10) A solution of a problem or explanation of a difficulty.
  • 11) Not compact or dense in arrangement or structure.
  • 12) Lacking conventional moral restraint in sexual behavior.
  • 13) Free from confinement or imprisonment; unfettered.
  • 14) Not taut, fixed, or rigid.
  • 15) Not fastened, restrained, or contained.
  • 16) Not tight-fitting or tightly fitted.
  • 17) Not bound, bundled, stapled, or gathered together.
  • 18) Characterized by a free movement of fluids in the body.
  • 19) Not literal or exact.
  • 20) Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle.
  • 21) Not formal; relaxed.
  • 22) Tosolve;explain.
  • 23) To make less strict; relax.
  • 24) To let loose; release.
  • 25) To let fly; discharge.
  • 26) To release pressure or obligation from; absolve.
  • 27) To make loose; undo.
  • 28) To cast loose; detach.
  • 29) (on the loose) At large; free.
  • 30) (on the loose) Acting in an uninhibited fashion.

Examples

  • 1) It is clearly spiralling and she is losing any ability to rationalise how she feels.
  • 2) No one loses money provided they exchange their notes at their local bank.
  • 3) We lose one goal and we look unlikely to get back into games.
  • 4) She lost a lot of people that night.
  • 5) He was knocked out and lost the ability to speak.
  • 6) My thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones.
  • 7) Our home is so well sealed, we hardly lose any heat.
  • 8) Let's not lose it by failing to say how much that freedom matters.
  • 9) There's nobody better at losing money there than we are.
  • 10) Use blinds Made of two layers trapping air pockets, honeycomb blinds can almost halve the heat lost through windows.
  • 11) You lose the ability to improve fast.
  • 12) We were losing so much heat and energy and spending a fortune trying to keep warm.
  • 13) We have lost out a lot of times.
  • 14) Yet they lost and failed to score.
  • 15) To lose that ability to pursue would be very damaging.
  • 16) Fifty per cent of your body heat lost through the top of your head?
  • 17) They said he had lost a lot of weight.
  • 18) They came as a fancied side but have lost twice and failed to score.
  • 19) The president lost the ability to govern a while ago.
  • 20) But subtle messages get lost in the heat of an election campaign.
  • 21) Some say we will lose a lot of expertise.
  • 22) Many of us have tried to lose weight and failed miserably for one reason or another.
  • 23) Body heat is mostly lost through sweat but this depends on the area of skin.
  • 24) If they have stopped doing it then they will have lost a lot of time.
  • 25) Both his marriages failed and he lost his antiques shop after not paying his tax.
  • 26) But members may ask why they are urged to strike and lose money while their leader coins it.
  • 27) This is because energy groups would lose money supplying households that are low users but who do not pay a standing charge.
  • 28) More to the point, no one from the losing side sought to complain.
  • 29) Have you recently lost more than one stone in a three-month period?
  • 30) The home-grown attitude is that football is a good way to lose money.
  • 31) Barely a family she knows hasn't lost a loved one in some random attack.
  • 32) Although we lost one, the opponent only had one shot on goal.
  • 33) They lose the ability to walk and talk, and will need to be fed by tubes.
  • 34) THERE are many ways to find you have lost money without it being your fault.
  • 35) The one sure way to lose is to pick Hillary for VP.
  • 36) If you play it over and over, without a break between repetitions, you’ll probably find that it becomes weird to you—the same way saying “purple” over and over makes the word lose its meaning.
  • 37) This is what we call a lose / lose situation, because the cops will either have no sense of humor and arrest you for public intoxication, or they will try to fuck with you and snicker amongst themselves while telling you to give it your best shot.
  • 38) All we have to lose is our self-concept of an egalitarian society ...
  • 39) Rae thinking what Jack stands to lose is his team ... in some fashion ... maybe they will lose him.
  • 40) If he went the way of the Republicans, we would once again lose stature in the world and Iran would be able to put the blame on the US for the riots.
  • 41) The only thing you might have to lose is your clothing.
  • 42) The only people who stand to lose from a universal health plan are the bloodsuckers who are making billions by keeping you and the doctor apart.
  • 43) THE BAD NEWS: The one senior that Utah State does lose is a key one -- point guard Jared Quayle, a first-team All-WAC selection who did everything well.
  • 44) ‘Schools from deprived areas are still losing a proportion of their pupils, probably those with higher parental support and motivation and hence are even more deprived.’
  • 45) ‘If family support disappears and a patient loses housing or a job or both, what can the clinician do?’
  • 46) ‘But you know, the manufacturing jobs disappear, you lose control over your space.’
  • 47) ‘This de-motivates people - as a result they leave the party, they lose enthusiasm, they cease to be active.’
  • 48) ‘Schools in Bradford's most deprived areas could lose thousands of pounds of funding.’
  • 49) ‘It's been upsetting because we have lost a lot of our local customers, who are our main supporters.’
  • 50) ‘Customers risk losing music legally downloaded from the internet if they are not aware of small-print restrictions on which machines you can play the songs.’
  • 51) ‘As a result, customers face losing hundreds of pounds if they no longer wish to travel.’
  • 52) ‘Customers stood to lose a large proportion of their capital because the value of the 30 companies plunged as the stock market nosedived.’
  • 53) ‘Players will lose time and money, people will lose jobs, and customers will lose their product.’
  • 54) ‘Thousands of customers and suppliers lost money when the group collapsed into administration last year.’
  • 55) ‘Businesses and service organizations were losing employees and customers weekly, daily, and eventually hourly.’
  • 56) ‘It only takes one bad experience for you to lose a potential lifetime customer.’
  • 57) ‘As for Tom, a clear sign when a forward has lost confidence or the appetite for the fray is when they choose to kick rather than take contact.’
  • 58) ‘Speaking from Paris, he said he was relieved at the outcome but still upset at having lost his job.’
  • 59) ‘I didn't dare make a move in case she got upset and I lost my free transport.’
  • 60) ‘But he lost his building society job because he refused to remove his eyebrow piercing.’
  • 61) ‘Workers had been warned last week that they could lose their jobs after the site lost a major contract.’
  • 62) ‘Not only are they losing their jobs, they're losing their pensions as well.’
  • 63) ‘Perhaps a third or more of all cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, thereby reducing the land's inherent productivity.’
  • 64) ‘'Being female lost me my job'.’
  • 65) ‘Spending time in an alcohol detox centre lost me my career with the federal government.’
  • 66) ‘Off I went into another manic episode, one that lost me my first job as a social worker, due to my instability.’
  • 67) ‘His plea of insanity lost him his job, and his credibility.’
  • 68) ‘He fulfilled his duties conscientiously, but his support for the proclamation of the district as a city lost him his seat in 1950.’
  • 69) ‘But it's a game that might lose you just as many regular readers as it gets you.’
  • 70) ‘And to those who have lost relatives and friends, be assured that you are not forgotten.’
  • 71) ‘Many cats belong to elderly, lonely people, their only companion is their furry feline. To them the loss of their beloved friend is akin to losing a close relative.’
  • 72) ‘Mary, like the other voluntary members of the group, has a personal interest in the fight against cancer losing relatives and friends to the disease.’
  • 73) ‘For the thousands who had lost relatives or friends, it had the effect of a further slap in the face.’
  • 74) ‘A friend of mine recently lost his mother to cancer after she was hospitalized for one year.’
  • 75) ‘It seems that every week a friend of mine loses a parent.’
  • 76) ‘The pair were both touched by the work of the specialist ward when they lost children to premature deaths.’
  • 77) ‘In recent years, he has lost a relative and a friend to the disease.’
  • 78) ‘My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families who have lost sons and husbands, fathers, brothers.’
  • 79) ‘The death of any relative is devastating but to lose three grandchildren in tragic circumstances is more than most of us could bear.’
  • 80) ‘Both my parents lost relatives very dear to them, and the wider circle of relations has suffered some tough times too.’
  • 81) ‘It was so horrible not only losing my father, but losing my closest friend too!’
  • 82) ‘What about the countless German families who lost their sons and husbands during the conflict?’
  • 83) ‘Charlie survived the war unhurt, although he lost many relatives and close friends.’
  • 84) ‘Too many of us lose our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends to this disease.’
  • 85) ‘And for my mother, this is a double loss, she has lost her friend, sister and daughter.’
  • 86) ‘Many of my friends, and my wife, lost grandparents during their twenties too.’
  • 87) ‘She lost her daughter and husband in an accident and at the time she was pregnant and miscarried.’
  • 88) ‘Grief and pride bind the families who lost their sons, fathers, brothers, or husbands to war.’
  • 89) ‘It is far more tragic for parents to lose a child from a sudden death; it leaves them with many unsaid things and feelings of regret.’
  • 90) ‘She became convinced she was losing her baby and insisted her husband take her to hospital.’
  • 91) ‘She has reportedly been put under round-the-clock medical care over fears she could lose her unborn baby..’
  • 92) ‘Doctors are gravely concerned that she could lose her baby and the family has asked to be left in peace to cope with the ordeal.’
  • 93) ‘She did lose her third baby however, although I have no idea if this had any connection with smoking.’
  • 94) ‘However, Fiona fell pregnant and now wants to get through these nine months, knowing she could lose her baby.’
  • 95) ‘I hope she doesn't lose the baby and die herself in the process.’
  • 96) ‘But more than anything else she felt a deep sadness for the babies she had lost.’
  • 97) ‘The woman was three months pregnant and lost her baby as a result of the collision.’
  • 98) ‘Other women said they were attacked when pregnant and claim they lost their babies.’
  • 99) ‘She was taken to hospital losing blood and was told by doctors she had been five months pregnant but had lost her baby.’
  • 100) ‘At home she rebelled, ran away, did drugs, slept around, got pregnant and lost the baby.’
  • 101) ‘While some women may want to become pregnant fairly soon after losing a baby, the decision to have another baby is not an easy one and must be taken only when both partners feel it is right.’
  • 102) ‘These problems increase their risk of not being able to get pregnant, losing a baby, or having a baby too early.’
  • 103) ‘Jane felt particular empathy for couples who had problem pregnancies or who lost their baby.’
  • 104) ‘The ship had 5 officers and 33 men on board when sunk, of whom 2 officers and 24 men were lost.’
  • 105) ‘Twelve men were lost and the ship abandoned; she later sank while under tow in the South Atlantic.’
  • 106) ‘Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.’
  • 107) ‘While attempting rescue a small boat manned by local men capsized and four men were lost.’
  • 108) ‘Forty additional men were lost either from gunfire or tragic mishap.’
  • 109) ‘Subsequently it became known that a second lifeboat and her crew were lost in the heroic attempt to relieve the same vessel.’
  • 110) ‘Now fully recovered, she wanted to reclaim her body and lose some of the weight she had gained as a result of all the medication.’
  • 111) ‘To lose body weight, essentially you have to burn more calories than you take in.’
  • 112) ‘But, remember, the amount of weight you lose is entirely at your own discretion and you can join in or drop out of the campaign at any time.’
  • 113) ‘If you really need a number, a healthy amount of weight to lose is about one pound per week.’
  • 114) ‘Weight management is a complex issue, so that the amount of weight lost will vary for each individual.’
  • 115) ‘I lost some weight last year in an effort to calm down my increasingly regular heartburn.’
  • 116) ‘They also showed trends toward losing lesser amounts of body weight.’
  • 117) ‘The team which loses the most weight combined is the winner that week.’
  • 118) ‘However, having lost some weight I am still not a size 10 and the dress is too tight.’
  • 119) ‘Subsequent programmes should be based on how much weight has been lost initially.’
  • 120) ‘If someone loses much more weight, it could be a cause for concern.’
  • 121) ‘That helped him tone up, lose a little more weight, and feel even better.’
  • 122) ‘Everyone is weighed each week and the slimmer who loses the most weight each week is praised and earns the title of ‘Slimmer of the Week’.’
  • 123) ‘He weighs her to make sure she is losing the amount of weight he has demanded.’
  • 124) ‘It is imperative that he loses substantial amount of weight.’
  • 125) ‘Become concerned if the patient begins to lose more weight than 6 pounds in 6 months.’
  • 126) ‘I've not lost the amount of weight I hoped but I have lost some and I'm feeling a lot better for it.’
  • 127) ‘She had tried other slimming classes but was unsuccessful as any weight she lost she put back on again quickly.’
  • 128) ‘And that motivation, rather than the diet, might explain whatever weight they lose.’
  • 129) ‘They should not generally be advised to lose any more weight, but I would suggest they work on their shape.’
  • 130) ‘It also depends on the constancy of its rate; meaning, that a watch gains or loses the exact same amount of time each day.’
  • 131) ‘They gradually fell out of step, with one clock losing 5 seconds a day in relation to the other.’
  • 132) ‘Unfortunately the watch loses 11 seconds a day.’
  • 133) ‘For example: If your watch loses 5 seconds while being worn during the day, try to find a position in which the watch gains about 5 seconds overnight.’
  • 134) ‘On most days, the watch loses about 0.5 seconds.’
  • 135) ‘I'm told Roseanna has lost it completely and has taken to sticking pins into wax images of her old pal Nicola.’
  • 136) ‘I completely lost it and shouted and screamed at him about how selfish he is.’
  • 137) ‘As they watched us, mainlanders would shake their heads and wonder whether we had lost it completely.’
  • 138) ‘I don't know what triggered it this time around, or what it is that keeps holding me back from losing it completely.’
  • 139) ‘I like that scene where Eva completely loses it and throws Kevin across the room and breaks his arm.’
  • 140) ‘There is a moment in the book when Patrick completely loses it.’
  • 141) ‘If he calls her Tracey I will lose it completely and burst out laughing.’
  • 142) ‘He could have lost it completely and run off screaming into the night, with no one at all on his tail.’
  • 143) ‘Josie rose to me, to keep me from losing it completely, but she was too slow.’
  • 144) ‘The last thing she remembered before losing it completely was moving away from town.’
  • 145) ‘Any suggestions that she was losing it are hereby completely rescinded.’
  • 146) ‘Sadly, Hunter loses it completely in the next paragraph.’
  • 147) ‘This scene is particularly important since in the very act of proving his manhood, the hero loses it completely.’
  • 148) ‘He completely loses it, and lays his head down on the table, enjoying the moment.’
  • 149) ‘If I see something that slightly resembles a spider, I'll freak out and lose it right on the spot.’
  • 150) ‘I think it was at this time that I lost it, because I did not realise a crime was taking place.’
  • 151) ‘This was it, for me - the moment that I lost it and started crying uncontrollably.’
  • 152) ‘Since the illness, well in the last few weeks really, he's lost it over trivial stupid things.’
  • 153) ‘We lost the car keys before and I used the mini torch to help me find them again.’
  • 154) ‘They are reminded of what they have been missing, what has been long lost or forgotten.’
  • 155) ‘It's been lost, of course, in all the wanderings and dissolutions, which is sad.’
  • 156) ‘Second is the fact that he is a most forgetful man and loses his all the time.’
  • 157) ‘Forget one suitcase (which was found), imagine losing everything.’
  • 158) ‘The customer had lost his invoice. It took him a minute to pull up the information.’
  • 159) ‘Customers, who lose their key, are asked to choose the closest model from the hundreds of samples.’
  • 160) ‘Often the end customer loses the cargo once it leaves rail-carrier control, even though it is on his own sideline in the company yard.’
  • 161) ‘So, arriving ahead of time, I lose myself for 10 minutes down a path really called Dunwoman's Lane.’
  • 162) ‘To add to their difficulties, when they were far advanced among the hills, their guide lost the road, and was never able to regain it.’
  • 163) ‘But at Reelsville they lost the Road. He wrote, "Not a track was to be seen on the smooth green turf beneath the tall, shady oak trees."’
  • 164) ‘Eventually emerging onto St James's Road, we lost the path.’
  • 165) ‘Heather pushed her way through a dense growth of rhododendrons; she had completely lost the path now.’
  • 166) ‘I began to turn away, back towards the forest that I was sure to lose myself in, but he called out in urgency.’
  • 167) ‘For several days we lost ourselves in the labyrinth of the old centre.’
  • 168) ‘As for me, well my love for New York runs so deep that I would gladly have lost myself in the city and stayed forever!’
  • 169) ‘He ducked and dodged around the buildings, trying to lose his pursuers but they managed to stay on his tail.’
  • 170) ‘He realised now that he would never lose such a determined pursuer in these corridors.’
  • 171) ‘There were no more trees with which to lose his pursuers, only a stretch of stone, snow dunes, and mountainside.’
  • 172) ‘He ducks into an alleyway in an attempt to lose his pursuers, but before he can scurry over a low wall, they catch up.’
  • 173) ‘Once there, the gunman hoped to lose his pursuers in the maze of large buildings.’
  • 174) ‘They need to lose that awful voiceover.’
  • 175) ‘Oh, thank God, we get to lose that awful two-tone weave!’
  • 176) ‘You need to lose that creep before he pressures you into more things you don't want to do.’
  • 177) ‘This is where he loses me, and it's where the traditionalist argument always loses me.’
  • 178) ‘This guy is losing me with his explanation of Mrs. Jones though.’
  • 179) ‘I have to admit he lost me there.’
  • 180) ‘He lost me there when he went into politician speak.’
  • 181) ‘I would shirk my daily responsibilities, lay in front of the TV for hours, smoking and losing myself in what was on.’
  • 182) ‘When you go to one of those stories, part of what you are doing is trying to lose yourself in something and then you go home and you think about it.’
  • 183) ‘The things that we used to romanticize and use as an escape have come back with a hard edge, as forces to be reckoned with rather than as dreams to lose ourselves in.’
  • 184) ‘Athletics was my refuge, something I could lose myself in.’
  • 185) ‘With a book in hand, I'd dive joyfully into the world being created, absorbing every word into my skin, losing myself in the pages.’
  • 186) ‘He felt as if he'd been doused in a bucket of cold water suddenly, so profound was the shock of being dragged forcibly out of the memory he had lost himself in.’
  • 187) ‘A lone tourist baked in the sun as he lost himself in what must have been an enthralling book.’
  • 188) ‘If there was ever an album worth losing yourself in, this is it.’
  • 189) ‘This album is a dark, tempestuous but highly inviting place that you could quite easily lose yourself in, and there's a real chance that you won't want to return.’
  • 190) ‘But let me tell you, gardening really is one of those activities you can lose yourself in, you don't think of anything but what you're doing.’
  • 191) ‘The deep notes put forth by the pseudo-lute were something you could lose yourself in.’
  • 192) ‘To be honest I wanted something that would be pleasurable, that would fill up my time, that I could lose myself in.’
  • 193) ‘I can go on raving about this film but I just prefer to let you guys watch it and lose yourself in one of the most immersive cinema experiences ever.’
  • 194) ‘If you've ever lost yourself in a book, a film or a piece of music, if you've ever travelled abroad on your own, you'll know about that moment of hesitation when you return to find your old life, seemingly unchanged, waiting to engulf you.’
  • 195) ‘A really quiet and disciplined audience lost themselves in symphonies of Schubert and Mozart.’
  • 196) ‘He says, ‘Once we have lost ourselves in the world the puppets create, we accept the message without even realising that we are learning.’’
  • 197) ‘I lost myself in the wonderful food and conversation.’
  • 198) ‘Later that afternoon, I located the book on the library shelves upstairs, and I lost myself in re-reading the novel.’
  • 199) ‘I sat on my bed for hours on end, with my albums and my pop magazines, and lost myself in music.’
  • 200) ‘He soon lost himself in the dream world of cinema.’
  • 201) ‘New Jersey took a 21-point lead into the final period of that contest yet lost the game.’
  • 202) ‘Something had to give in the Premiership game of the day when undefeated Aberdeen took on a Melrose team who have gone four games without losing a match.’
  • 203) ‘The Cork side have lost all four games to date, so on all known form this should result in a Naas victory.’
  • 204) ‘Games between these sides have always been close encounters and so this game proved with neither side deserving to lose the game.’
  • 205) ‘Neither side deserved to lose this game but with just three minutes left on the clock Ballyhar struck for the winner.’
  • 206) ‘That said however neither side deserved to lose a game that was played under the most appalling conditions.’
  • 207) ‘Neither side deserved to lose a game that see-sawed back and forth for the whole hour-plus.’
  • 208) ‘It was a brave decision, but the correct one as neither side deserved to lose this particular game.’
  • 209) ‘It was a pity that either side had to lose this game, as both contributed so much to a wonderful evening's entertainment.’
  • 210) ‘Both sides, having lost their opening games to Pakistan, are without a point in the tournament.’
  • 211) ‘After the election, he fought to keep it in the same spot, failed, and lost the race.’
  • 212) ‘They won all four league games and lost the final to West Indies in the Triangular in Zimbabwe.’
  • 213) ‘They failed to capitalize and ended up losing the game 6-3, coming home with the bronze medal.’
  • 214) ‘They failed to reach the knock out stages after narrowly losing the group games.’
  • 215) ‘He lost in the match of the season to the current league champions and then lost a tight game away to an improving Aston Villa side.’
  • 216) ‘Remember last year Tour lost the same game and went on to a county final success later in the year.’
  • 217) ‘It still is a surprise when the country that invented basketball loses an international game.’
  • 218) ‘The bottom line is that Canada hates to lose a hockey game.’
  • 219) ‘England have defaulted a match in this tournament, but are yet to lose a game on the field.’
  • 220) ‘They had been the champions, now they lost the fifth game of the first round at home.’
  • 221) ‘His antics lost him the first game, for which he didn't arrive, and the second, which he threw away.’
  • 222) ‘I really fear making a mistake or a wrong decision that costs us points or loses us games.’
  • 223) ‘I was just a pawn in his game, he'd have moved on and thrown me away when I lost him his game.’
  • 224) ‘If your opponent has already captured three of your yellow ghosts then he's in a bit of trouble as any capture he makes runs the risk of losing him the game.’
  • 225) ‘You have to realize that you missing one shot or turning the ball over one time is not going to lose you a game.’
  • 226) ‘I love Brady because he never misses a week and he rarely does anything to lose you games.’
  • 227) ‘Then you realise that he's not making mistakes playing a game in which a quarterback can more easily lose you a game than win it.’
  • 228) ‘That was enough to lose him that world championship he desired.’
  • 229) ‘To the best of my knowledge it still loses money so why spend even more money breaking the company up even further.’
  • 230) ‘For the race promoter, every single event is a gamble between losing money, earning money, or just breaking even.’
  • 231) ‘This column has always argued that economic freedom and the opportunity to make, spend and lose money is central to a creative society.’
  • 232) ‘This has resulted in the nation losing a lot money as funds continue being spent on the same projects and in this way progress is retarded.’
  • 233) ‘They were told that the paper was losing money and there were no other interested buyers.’
  • 234) ‘These investors have been badly hit by the cutback in policy values and have lost substantial sums of money.’
  • 235) ‘Despite a reported rise in advertising revenue, the paper continued to lose money.’
  • 236) ‘A similar number of posts were cut in 2003 when the company, losing money heavily at the time, announced it was off-shoring some operations to India.’
  • 237) ‘In terms of real money, Americans are losing income faster than at any time since the Great Depression.’
  • 238) ‘The airlines have taken away all the frills because they claim to be losing huge sums of money.’
  • 239) ‘That means that the government would lose money with the current tax structure.’
  • 240) ‘The society also operates a compensation scheme so clients will not lose money if funds are not recovered.’
  • 241) ‘On the ownership side of it, I'm the one who has to control spending, especially if you're losing money.’
  • 242) ‘Two of the seven ready meals factories were losing money.’
  • 243) ‘He dealt with a number of restituted properties, but found he was losing money rather than profiting.’
  • 244) ‘In fact, many of us who export are already losing money, but hoping that the dollar will drop so that our businesses will survive.’
  • 245) ‘Although the company claims it was not losing money, profit levels were thought to have been negligible.’
  • 246) ‘Our competitors will raise their prices because they're losing money.’
  • 247) ‘The fund only loses money when the proposed deal is not completed for any reason.’
  • 248) ‘None of those networks wanted to show the news because it's expensive, they lose money on it.’
  • 249) ‘It is certainly an issue I raised at the time, but time has passed and that opportunity has been lost.’
  • 250) ‘Outside the project this investment opportunity may well be lost.’
  • 251) ‘But trains would have to reverse on departure from both, so any advantage would be completely lost.’
  • 252) ‘But, if we continue to bury our heads in the sand then these opportunities will be lost.’
  • 253) ‘That opportunity has been forever lost, to the relief of those who would now live under its flight path.’
  • 254) ‘An opportunity will be lost, and proper democracy will remain just that bit further out of reach.’
  • 255) ‘It would be a great shame for this opportunity to be lost, mostly on the grounds of increased traffic.’
  • 256) ‘Just when it seemed we were getting the go ahead, it looks like this opportunity might be lost.’
  • 257) ‘He repeated that it was time all worked together to ensure that we did not lose such a real opportunity for the West of Ireland.’
  • 258) ‘Tying up an opponent is usually good, but it also ties up one of yours which can lose a valuable scoring opportunity.’
  • 259) ‘Out in the hallway Tim cursed silently as the gunfire sounded, knowing that their slim advantage had just been lost.’
  • 260) ‘The opportunity that was lost was the opportunity to challenge the Local Plan.’
  • 261) ‘Unfortunately, she was gone in a blink of an eye and the opportunity to speak was lost.’
  • 262) ‘Some might operate on or near the surface, losing much of their advantage.’
  • 263) ‘If the idea of buying a sugar company scared the growers, losing such an opportunity was worse.’
  • 264) ‘A great opportunity has been lost which would have rid our game of cynical fouling.’
  • 265) ‘Many such opportunities would be lost if the market for generic phonenames did not exist.’
  • 266) ‘Both chances have been lost - the first in part, the second it seems conclusively.’
  • 267) ‘Was I saying that I needed to move faster, or else I would lose all of my chances?’
  • 268) ‘For without it, the developing world and the millions in it who live in extreme poverty will lose the best chance they have of improving their lot in life.’

Examples

  • 1) We then chewed his ear about the dangers and once off the motorway let him loose.
  • 2) He played fast and loose with facts yet mistrust damaged his opponent more.
  • 3) It was great to see them let loose.
  • 4) He was going well in the race last year but a loose horse cannoned into him and he came down.
  • 5) Keep feet flexed rather than loose.
  • 6) Let me loose on that pool.
  • 7) Secure the loose skin with fine skewers, or just tuck the skin underneath.
  • 8) We must stop organisations playing fast and loose with our data and maximum fines of £500,000 will be an important new deterrent.
  • 9) She must be very unhappy to play fast and loose with the feelings of other people like that - especially those so close to her.
  • 10) But the loose cannon ignored them and spent the night before his death enjoying a pint in the Markets area of Belfast.
  • 11) loose me and set your mind on other matters.
  • 12) The real village women stand behind her in loose plaid work shirts and jeans.
  • 13) They formed a rather loose paradigm that influences the social theory of religion to this day.
  • 14) Just how will the loose cannon react?
  • 15) Keep arrangements loose while continuing to explore your options.
  • 16) Keep your hair loose and a bit messy.
  • 17) Then ingenious arts entrepreneurs are let loose to do their best.
  • 18) There is a loose flap of skin under his chin.
  • 19) The conventions of spelling will become looser.
  • 20) But this still allows the wheel to move around a little bit if it comes loose.
  • 21) The benefits are loose clothes and more energy.
  • 22) Death must loose its grip and give up its prey.
  • 23) Her hair is freshly set in loose curls and her green eyes twinkle behind spectacles.
  • 24) His shirt collar is loose around his neck.
  • 25) loose threads were hanging from many pieces.
  • 26) Keep hair loose and carefree for a modern edge.
  • 27) Oman's gentleness can make your home country feel a bit fast and loose.
  • 28) Wear your hair back and up, rather than hanging loose.
  • 29) Totally loose cannon, more like it.
  • 30) Knowing that, keep arrangements loose and expect the best.
  • 31) Think light, loose and free.
  • 32) Check the wiring and plugs at the rear of the deck: a damaged or loose connection is easy to spot and fix.
  • 33) ‘Grinding can cause serious problems - broken or cracked teeth, gum problems, tooth sensitivity and even loose teeth.’
  • 34) ‘The 15-year-old schoolgirl suffered a perforated eardrum and two loose teeth in the attack by up to five other children, while it was recorded.’
  • 35) ‘‘The fire brigade went up and down in their skylift several times and removed the loose stones very courageously,’ he said.’
  • 36) ‘We hope the next flood will wash away this loose stone and it is replaced by a good, hard, smooth surface, which is more environmentally and wheelchair-friendly.’
  • 37) ‘His brave intervention and the ‘vicious’ attack that followed left Adam with a cracked bone under his eye and loose teeth as well as a broken nose.’
  • 38) ‘Earlier today, his dad and I had a discussion about the loose tooth.’
  • 39) ‘He scrambled back over loose stones, calling out to her impatiently.’
  • 40) ‘I know which paving stone is loose and conceals a puddle, ready to squirt up at unsuspecting commuters.’
  • 41) ‘The stones were loose, making it a treacherous climb.’
  • 42) ‘I tripped on a loose stone and hit my head on the wall.’
  • 43) ‘Those ten minutes translated into distance as half a mile of wading through six inch deep troughs of muddy water, half a mile of sliding and tripping over loose rocks and embedded stones.’
  • 44) ‘When the roots create a dense network on stony soils it is better gradually to remove loose stones in order to prevent any damage, which may be caused by their movement.’
  • 45) ‘The farmer had three loose teeth and another three that were missing.’
  • 46) ‘Then somehow, he lost his concentration, pulled on a loose piece of stone, and stumbled backward.’
  • 47) ‘Check masonry walls for loose stones or mortar, and repoint if necessary.’
  • 48) ‘Tom claims that his sore toe is infected and that his tooth, which is loose, aches.’
  • 49) ‘After heavy overnight rain, they faced very slippery roads, invaded by thick mud and loose stones.’
  • 50) ‘There was no cut to her lip, but a tooth was loose, and blood was welling in the base of it.’
  • 51) ‘Their trainers crunched against loose stones as they ran down a narrow dirt alley, bordered by high wooden fencing.’
  • 52) ‘He stumbled slightly on a loose board of one of the bridges.’
  • 53) ‘He carefully secures the material around my head, making sure not to snag any loose hairs within the knot and places his hands once more on my shoulders.’
  • 54) ‘A loose paper floats from within the bag and floats to the ground.’
  • 55) ‘This further complicated the positioning of loose blocks within the meter-thick sequence.’
  • 56) ‘He could feel her tears run down his bare torso, and let himself bury his face within her loose, newly dried hair.’
  • 57) ‘A book bag or backpack helps keep loose items together.’
  • 58) ‘Bookbinding is a term used to describe the various methods of securing or ‘binding’ together of loose pages into a book.’
  • 59) ‘Her hair was loose now, untied from the ponytail and swinging halfway down her back.’
  • 60) ‘Did they all get together at the end and scrape together lots of loose change after carefully dividing the bill according to work done?’
  • 61) ‘I brush the loose hair that escaped from my hat back away from my face, and lower my scarf to reveal more than just my red cheeks, a pair of eyes and a very red nose.’
  • 62) ‘My feet dangled in the air as I closed my eyes, feeling a chilly breeze brush away the loose hair that had escaped from my braids.’
  • 63) ‘His hair was long and wild, with loose strands and long bangs that covered his menacing eyes.’
  • 64) ‘While beanbags are safe they pose a risk if loose beads escape from the bean bags.’
  • 65) ‘I rolled my eyes, tucking a loose curl that had escaped from my messy bun behind my ear.’
  • 66) ‘Leaves and loose blades of grass swirled within it too.’
  • 67) ‘He picked up some loose pieces of paper and straightened them together by tapping them three times on the podium's surface.’
  • 68) ‘The scree consisted of loose blocks of rock of all sizes, held together by frozen soil of smaller particles.’
  • 69) ‘In recent years, relatives have added miniature fences and decorative loose stone chippings to some plots in this area of the cemetery, in tribute to their departed loved ones.’
  • 70) ‘They added that the driveway should be properly surfaced with materials other than loose stone or gravel, in the interests of highway safety.’
  • 71) ‘You can give the loose stone as a gift and choose the setting at a later stage, if you wish.’
  • 72) ‘The process involves putting down a sticky binding agent and then spreading it with tiny stones, or loose chippings.’
  • 73) ‘All cities have ordinances against unleashed pets, and calling Animal Control about a loose dog will usually get someone to show up.’
  • 74) ‘They listed children racing around on quad and motorbikes, noise from buzzing generators, loose horses and animal mess on pavements around the site among their complaints.’
  • 75) ‘Locals would call to report a loose horse or missing cattle, and he would go out and round up the errant livestock.’
  • 76) ‘‘We have had complaints from people and I actually saw an accident myself involving a loose horse,’ he said.’
  • 77) ‘The races were all on the open road, so you had to dodge all kind of obstacles - things like oncoming traffic, pedestrians and loose cows during your races.’
  • 78) ‘Many of the runners fell before the final circuit and a succession of riders were toppled when a loose horse ran in front of several racers towards the end of the course.’
  • 79) ‘In the 15 years since the tigers were born, no-one has been inside the compound when the beasts were loose.’
  • 80) ‘We are told that dogs are presently loose in the fields at night, and are a danger to the sheep and their young lambs.’
  • 81) ‘This is an area which seems to have many loose dogs about and I suppose they cannot be expected to clear up after themselves.’
  • 82) ‘Remarkably, Black Horse had unusual help when the game was held up for ten minutes by a loose horse invading the pitch, avoiding several attempts to be recaptured.’
  • 83) ‘Lock up the women and children - the lion is loose!’
  • 84) ‘Over the second fence, a loose horse tore past the ring.’
  • 85) ‘The two loose donkeys, and many more loose cows, made things interesting as well.’
  • 86) ‘I tried to report a loose horse running down Shipton Road, a large horse that could have caused a nasty accident.’
  • 87) ‘He looked beaten on the run-in, and was being hampered by a loose horse, but rallied gamely for a thrilling triumph.’
  • 88) ‘‘The sheep look as though they are loose, but they're not really,’ he said.’
  • 89) ‘They were out loose and walking along the side of the road.’
  • 90) ‘One moribund duckling was found near loose dogs and presumably was killed by them.’
  • 91) ‘As soon as I was loose, I ran to the small window in the room.’
  • 92) ‘But once she was loose, the man on guard spotted her, and shouted for the others to come, while he chased after her.’
  • 93) ‘Diarrhoea was defined as three or more loose, liquid, or watery stools or at least one loose stool containing blood in a 24 hour period.’
  • 94) ‘Patients often find that they must restrict or change their diet to avoid excess wind, odour or loose stool.’
  • 95) ‘Phototherapy can give your baby loose stools, temperature problems, or dehydration.’
  • 96) ‘Diarrhea is characterized by frequent loose or liquid stool.’
  • 97) ‘Only nurses commonly ascribed nappy rash, feeding problems, pulling ears, loose stools, cold symptoms, and smelly urine to teething.’
  • 98) ‘He played little before this season but is the type of player who can scrape up several extra possessions by diving for loose balls and picking up stray rebounds.’
  • 99) ‘You'll see a couple of loose ball scrambles each game and that's plenty to put a smile on our face.’
  • 100) ‘Warn your fellow players of screens, loose balls or anything else that may give you a slight advantage.’
  • 101) ‘When a mass of players converges upon a loose ball, it is the closest official who must determine possession.’
  • 102) ‘He blows a whistle, and the defensive players box the offensive players out, trying to keep them from the loose ball.’
  • 103) ‘I turned to see Aya leaning in the corner, arms folded and dressed in loose shirt and tight shorts.’
  • 104) ‘Clearly emphasising more on the textures and styling, the duo presented an entirely western range with skirts, dresses, jackets and loose trousers.’
  • 105) ‘Home again, still a little over-heated, I changed back into shorts and a very loose shirt and cooled down nicely over a cup of excellent espresso.’
  • 106) ‘They were instead the baggy costume of a peasant, loose trousers and a short cropped shirt.’
  • 107) ‘He was dressed in a loose shirt, a vest, trousers and brown boots.’
  • 108) ‘Traditional male dress included loose trousers and shirt, with perhaps a robe over that, and a red-felt skullcap.’
  • 109) ‘Alexa slowly traded her T-shirt and khaki pants for shorts and a loose shirt.’
  • 110) ‘Fleece garments are loose fitting and don't need the tiny stitches of tailored clothing.’
  • 111) ‘In all operational conditions, airmen should be fully clothed in loose garments for sun protection and reducing sweat loss.’
  • 112) ‘It felt good to have the wind rush through my loose garments and hair.’
  • 113) ‘The businessmen are dressed in loose shirts and trousers made out of ‘African’ - type materials.’
  • 114) ‘The bodice appeared to be rather tight fitting, but the skirt was quite loose and flowing.’
  • 115) ‘Most were dressed in comfortable, loose clothing, totally practical, which made him wonder why Isabelle had dressed the way she had.’
  • 116) ‘Barefoot and bare-chested men wore the perfunctory long white pants with drawstrings, and women wore dresses and loose shirts.’
  • 117) ‘Men wore loose shirts and trousers made of the same materials.’
  • 118) ‘The men were mainly dressed in loose robes and laced leather boots.’
  • 119) ‘In a session the client, dressed in light, loose clothing, rests comfortably on a bodywork table.’
  • 120) ‘They just need to wear loose clothing and if possible they should bring a scarf they can wrap around their hips.’
  • 121) ‘She selected the simplest of the gowns, a well-tailored dress of silver silk with a loose skirt and sleeves.’
  • 122) ‘She was wearing loose trousers and a blouse that hugged her figure quite tightly, all her garments were black.’
  • 123) ‘High contact pressures cause the feet to penetrate through the loose material and actually compact the soil directly beneath the foot tip.’
  • 124) ‘When plants were grown in a combination of compact and loose soil, the spatial arrangement of the zones determined the shoot response.’
  • 125) ‘It is rumored that the loose Federation idea has some support among the neoconservatives, which is worrisome, since they tend to get what they want.’
  • 126) ‘The loose federation of independent record shops that went under the banner of the Chain With No Name is not yet the chain with no members, but there are fewer than there used to be.’
  • 127) ‘It creates a federation of very loose and potentially conflicting states.’
  • 128) ‘The bunches should be spargolo, loose rather than compact, so that air circulates around the individual berries during the all-important drying process.’
  • 129) ‘These include hot, dry surface soils, shallow planting depths, compact soils, and loose or cloddy soil conditions.’
  • 130) ‘Although not strictly transparent, the weave is loose enough for it to visually disappear into the background.’
  • 131) ‘That's fine for a few moments in the tomato patch, but if you want to spend a full day outside, you should know that the loose weave of straw isn't very good at blocking the sun.’
  • 132) ‘Overlapping this loose weave are two sets of maroon lines.’
  • 133) ‘Heavy, tight weave fabrics will burn more slowly than loose weave, light fabrics of the same material.’
  • 134) ‘Periodic meetings of ordained leaders link the districts of a settlement into a loose federation.’
  • 135) ‘The company's units were operating as a very loose federation, linked only by the name.’
  • 136) ‘If the weave is loose enough, elastic stretching may give way to pulling through of the fibres to bring about a permanent change of shape.’
  • 137) ‘These have a rather loose weave construction which helps the flavour to release.’
  • 138) ‘They coated his back like a bandage, the loose weave unevenly criss-crossing over his thin, muscular body.’
  • 139) ‘"The Frontier is a relatively loose political grouping compared to other prominent parties, " Lo said.’
  • 140) ‘Erin had her black hair pinned up under a loose woven hairnet, much like the one that Dylan was wearing.’
  • 141) ‘After you have removed the old flooring, the first thing you need to do is to dig away the loose earth beneath, until you arrive at a solid soil base.’
  • 142) ‘Look for a natural fabric with a loose, open weave such as burlap or some types of cotton and linen.’
  • 143) ‘Whether Armitage's proposal was formally adopted or not, "a very loose central government" is what has been created in Afghanistan.’
  • 144) ‘Elected chancellor of the loose union of representatives of the worlds, she played the role of benevolent manager in times of strife.’
  • 145) ‘Meanwhile, the other party leaders (and John Key) form a fairly loose cluster at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum.’
  • 146) ‘I was also able to practice aikido regularly and was among several of the teachers who created a loose, organizational structure for aikido dojos in Northern California.’
  • 147) ‘Until the end of the twelfth century, the Mongols were little more than a loose confederation of rival clans.’
  • 148) ‘What you want for singing is, first of all, a loose relaxed neck.’
  • 149) ‘As she stood there, contemplating the land, and resting, the muscles of her groin became slack and loose, and the weight of the child in her belly made her want to bear down almost instantly.’
  • 150) ‘Have the confidence to let the shot go where you know it will, with a loose relaxed grip.’
  • 151) ‘Take a few practice strokes, and let the shot go with a loose relaxed grip.’
  • 152) ‘When they did leave the ground, he kept his stride even and loose, yet completely controlled.’
  • 153) ‘His chest was still, his face was loose and white, his mouth hung slack.’
  • 154) ‘His arm is hanging so loose at his side you could touch it and it seems it would fall off.’
  • 155) ‘His posture was confident and relaxed, his arms hung loose by his side.’
  • 156) ‘He still had his loose-limbed walk and springy gait; the netted wrinkles around his eyes collaborated with his mouth when he smiled.’
  • 157) ‘The result is good rhythm,- the easy, loose-limbed walk of a human, not the precise and mincing steps of an automaton.’
  • 158) ‘Look for droopy eyelids, slow and deliberate movements or a loose-limbed walk, slow or halting speech, and nausea.’
  • 159) ‘We're striving for horses that gait as soon as they're started under saddle with long loose stride and natural athletic aptitude.’
  • 160) ‘When trying to kick faster, keep your legs loose and relaxed.’
  • 161) ‘Keep both ankles loose and relaxed inside your boots so you can easily roll them to the sides and increase the depth of your edge set.’
  • 162) ‘Fight the tendency by keeping your elbows loose and upper body relaxed.’
  • 163) ‘He also got the ball in hand several times in loose play and came close to a score.’
  • 164) ‘The forwards did not get into gear and should have given their opponents a lesson in scrummaging and loose play.’
  • 165) ‘There was a lot of loose play in the opening 15 minutes with neither side settling down.’
  • 166) ‘The Army ‘eight’, is reputed to be fiery in their loose play and this will no doubt, test the strength of their opponents this evening.’
  • 167) ‘In a first half which was surprisingly free of errors and loose play, both teams played some entertaining rugby.’
  • 168) ‘You need to look at the slow erosion of states' rights, and strict vs. loose constructionism of the Constitution.’
  • 169) ‘It seems like a rather loose interpretation of the word slave.’
  • 170) ‘The new signs, in standard yellow and black, are up, and are predictably loose with their interpretation of English.’
  • 171) ‘Based on the country's rather loose interpretations of international law it will be interesting to see what they do with him.’
  • 172) ‘The film is a loose interpretation of the final years of Sade's life.’
  • 173) ‘Following last year's loose interpretations of what the genre meant, I was expecting something of the sort.’
  • 174) ‘Such epic historical recreations in film have in the past left themselves open to severe criticism with their somewhat loose, sometimes ignorant interpretations of fact.’
  • 175) ‘By the 1970s, when the project was belatedly put in train, it was rightly judged that the effects of the Clean Air Act justified a loose interpretation of this provision.’
  • 176) ‘The writer again represents a loose, not a strict, construction of dietary prohibitions.’
  • 177) ‘And though Thai Buddhism forbids the taking of life, the interpretation is loose and the diet is not strictly vegetarian.’
  • 178) ‘Unfortunately, the drawings give only a loose interpretation of the points' locations.’
  • 179) ‘Is such a loose interpretation and modification of the well established concept acceptable?’
  • 180) ‘He said the guidelines were too loose and their interpretation by local authorities was likely to vary greatly.’
  • 181) ‘I did it in four days and it's a country record… my loose interpretation of what country music is.’
  • 182) ‘In that trial and others a Trial Chamber dwelt on the interpretation of this loose clause.’
  • 183) ‘He reports on a near-epidemic of indiscipline, suicides and loose talk’
  • 184) ‘In too many instances, he said, the wives knew a lot about what the Bureau was doing, and they talked about it to excess — so much so that their loose talk might compromise current investigations.’
  • 185) ‘In February 1940 a nationwide campaign was launched that warned the general public against loose talk and the dangers of unwittingly giving information to enemy sympathizers.’
  • 186) ‘So when Shane bowled a loose delivery, I pulled it.’
  • 187) ‘The left-handers were undaunted and were soon attacking the rather loose bowling with success.’
  • 188) ‘He moved forward to become the top scorer in the innings with 71 when he played a somewhat loose shot outside the off stump to edge Alex to the wicket-keeper.’
  • 189) ‘The lower order showed none of the application they had displayed at Mohali, and a number of loose shots were played.’
  • 190) ‘It was an innings of great ambition as the captain preyed mercilessly on loose bowling and also showed his batting qualities with fluent stroke play all through.’
  • 191) ‘A promiscuous woman is a loose woman. Note that in all three propositions, the reference is to sexual promiscuity.’
  • 192) ‘Some traditional interpreters see this as a stern admonition - this is a loose woman, and she had better change her ways.’
  • 193) ‘"Do you think Tess is a loose woman?"’
  • 194) ‘The Irish line-out was majestic, only showing cracks in the quarter-final defeat to France, while the captain was also a raging inferno in the loose.’
  • 195) ‘His line-out work was fine and he put himself about a bit in the loose.’
  • 196) ‘They introduced a new very experienced prop who started to cause problems in both the scrums and in the loose.’
  • 197) ‘Part of one of the best Premiership packs, he pushes his weight in the scrums and does his stint in the loose.’
  • 198) ‘That is what we want to see against Australia - Scottish forwards going forward at the setpiece and in the loose.’
  • 199) ‘Then about 150 years ago the glacial dam burst, loosing a 100-foot, landscape-scouring wave that wiped out entire villages.’
  • 200) ‘At the end of the millennial reign, Satan will be loosed and a massive rebellion against the kingdom and a fierce assault against Christ and His saints will occur.’
  • 201) ‘The prime minister is afraid that his protestations will be lost in the synthetic public outrage that is being loosed by the Eurosceptic media.’
  • 202) ‘Hybrid crops - these are all human-made freaks of nature, that cannot be loosed upon the ecosystem.’
  • 203) ‘It was a unique chorus that was loosed when he and his colleagues sang their native songs in different dialects.’
  • 204) ‘And I so badly want to surrender, desperate to loose myself but there is nothing.’
  • 205) ‘Then another hound was loosened after them.’
  • 206) ‘It had began to cause trouble in Sudan as well, loosing cattle, killing civilians, even attacking army forces.’
  • 207) ‘One problem with loosing the dogs of war is that sometimes it's hard to get them back on the leash.’
  • 208) ‘But with the party members being so mean and ungenerous, well… they'll have to let loose the dogs.’
  • 209) ‘The Spaniards also let loose a big dog on shore which chased the terrified Arawaks and bit several of them savagely.’
  • 210) ‘They loosed huge snakes into the water - anything within range was sucked into the swift murder of the suction.’
  • 211) ‘We loosed the horses and unpacked our things as we had always done, and I built our fire and warmed our food as I had each night; but tonight we both knew that this was the last time we should live this way.’
  • 212) ‘Michael loaded the rest in the boot and got inside, just in case she decided to loose the beast as payback.’
  • 213) ‘The true events at the heart of the film inspire such a sense of injustice that any dramatisation risks the danger of turning into a howl of anguish that points the finger and lets loose the dogs of moral outrage.’
  • 214) ‘Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?’
  • 215) ‘At Epsilon's signal, the mercenaries unceremoniously dumped their load at Darkstorm's feet and loosed the ropes that kept it bound.’
  • 216) ‘Just as he had loosed the compass from its rope, the sea gave a mighty heave and tossed the compass from his grip.’
  • 217) ‘With trembling hands, he rose and loosed the ropes from his son.’
  • 218) ‘He relaxed, and Lea loosed her grip, but again didn't release him.’
  • 219) ‘I was actually beginning to think that we were having a romantic moment when he suddenly loosed his grip on me.’
  • 220) ‘Mira watched in shock as his grip loosed, and he slid noiselessly to the floor, his mouth open in a surprised ‘oh’.’
  • 221) ‘He said with authority as he cautiously began to untangle himself to stand up and make more of an impact without loosing his grip on Marissa.’
  • 222) ‘Maya's feet slipped on the mud, causing her to slip and slide while loosing her grip on the jug.’
  • 223) ‘Ryder frowned at the new title but knew it was probably for the best, he loosed his grip and kissed her cheek ‘Its ok, now, change into this dress.’’
  • 224) ‘Suddenly Sara elbowed him in the ribs causing him to loose his grip on her.’
  • 225) ‘The impact hit his knuckles, making him loose his grip and slip downwards.’
  • 226) ‘The hands that once gripped her arms loosed, the woman herself tensing with boiling rage as she jerked away from their now light and effortless hands.’
  • 227) ‘His grip sluggishly loosed and his head slowly rested on the couch.’
  • 228) ‘Mr. Lake's hold on her arm had loosed from the sharp grip to a more gentle clasp, and it even seemed that his steps had slowed a bit.’
  • 229) ‘His breathing grew quiet, and he loosed his grip on me, and kissed my face and said my name over and over.’
  • 230) ‘But he never loosed his grip, and inch by inch he hauled the beast, hanging like a drowned jackal, up on the branch.’
  • 231) ‘Mick loosed his grip and sat her down on her desk, fencing her in with his arms.’
  • 232) ‘Clark couldn't help but smile as he loosed his grip to brush some snow from the end of her nose with his mitten.’
  • 233) ‘You can see why Rummy would want to loose off a little cannon fire at anybody who wrote this up.’
  • 234) ‘Visually striking and intriguing in concept, the link gun also takes its name from its secondary fire mode, which encourages the player to loose off a stream of fire towards a similarly armed team mate.’
  • 235) ‘Sarah peeked over, spotting quickly to loose off another arrow before she was sniped off.’
  • 236) ‘We loosed off a few shots at the various damaged crockery I had scavenged and then I thought I would try a cunning scheme.’
  • 237) ‘He loosed off a couple of shots down the corridor, the kitchen staff were pouring out into the street outside.’
  • 238) ‘Tornado, Jaguar and Harrier jets, of the Royal Air Force, scream overhead loosing off powerful projectiles which thud into the targets below.’
  • 239) ‘Well, there was always gunfire but that was men loosing off or practising way back in the hills.’
  • 240) ‘Plumes of white smoke and sparks rose into the evening sky as each man o’ war loosed off a deafening broadside.’
  • 241) ‘Bull's eye targets were set up in the garden and under strict supervision the lads loosed off some rounds.’
  • 242) ‘From time to time he'd drop back through the curtains, probably to reload, and then come back to loose off another magazine.’
  • 243) ‘If there is a sniper downwind of you, he will sniff the air, smell your urine, and loose off a whole clip at you, even though he can't see you.’
  • 244) ‘Each weapon also has two firing modes, the secondary usually producing a much more lethal punch either by virtue of increased fire rate or the size and number of shots that can be loosed off simultaneously.’
  • 245) ‘Therein lies the rub though, as the horizontal turning arcs of the turrets of both tanks are extremely limited, thus the entire unit needs to turn in order to loose off an accurate shot.’
  • 246) ‘in this part of the line we are surrounded and overlooked by the Germans on almost every side and they have a great number of guns in good positions which they loose off pretty continuously.’
  • 247) ‘The standard issue weapon is, of course, a hand phaser, which looses off a continuous stream of energy until its power cell is depleted.’
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