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    unravel = disentangle, fail, break up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from O.Henry’s ”The Sleuths”?

    This is not a very difficult case to unravel.
    unravel = to disentangle;

    About a year later, her life started to unravel.
    The relationship was beginning to unravel, and I didn't want to have a child.
    unravel = fail, break up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: unravel = disentangle, fail, break up

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from O.Henry’s ”The Sleuths”?

    This is not a very difficult case to unravel.
    unravel = to disentangle;

    About a year later, her (married/conjugal)life started to unravel.
    The relationship was beginning to unravel, and I didn't want to have a child.
    unravel = fail, break up

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    They are Ok but you need some description of the life that failed.

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