[ UK /ʌnbˈɛnd/ ]
[ US /ˌənˈbɛnd/ ]
VERB
  1. release from mental strain, tension, or formality
    unbend the mind from absorbing too much information
  2. free from flexure
    unbend a bow
  3. unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay
  4. become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    He relaxed in the hot tub
    Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  5. make less taut
    relax the tension on the rope
  6. straighten up or out; make straight
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How To Use unbend In A Sentence

  • We may then sum up by saying that Lord Byron generally established on an impregnable rock, guarded by unbending principles, those great virtues to which principles are essential; but that, after making these treasures secure -- for treasures they are to the man of honor and worth -- once having placed them beyond the reach of sensibility and sentiment, he may sometimes have allowed the _lesser virtues_ (within ordinary bonds) such indulgence as flowed from his kindly nature, and such as his youth rendered natural to a feeling heart and ardent imagination. Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English
  • Unbend thy arblast, and come into the moonlight,” said the The Talisman
  • Such an unbending position was his ‘obligation’ to the public.
  • I know it is somewhat uneventful, but I should point out that should one of the pins get bent, you are going to have a heck of a time unbending it, as the pins are extremely closely spaced together and quite tiny.
  • They desire clear, unbending moral and behavioral codes, a fondness for systematization, a willingness to tolerate inequality and an inherently pessimistic view of human nature. June Carbone: Polarized Politics: How Extremists Have Taken America Hostage
  • The one unbending rule that bleacherites are required to follow is this: should an opposing player hit a home run into the bleachers, the ball must be thrown back onto the field.
  • As his knees unbend, his right hand follows through toward the target.
  • He has earned a reputation as a stern and unbending politician.
  • She stood in the dark hallway and began unbending bobby pins.
  • For his admirers that clear vision was reflected in his unbending refusal to consider ‘a betrayal of the great principle for which we have been fighting for the last 30 or 40 years.’
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