[General] unravel = disentangle, fail, break up

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vil

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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.
 

sarat_106

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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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