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Entwine   /ɛntwˈaɪn/   Listen
Entwine

verb
(Written also intwine)
1.
Tie or link together.  Synonym: knit.
2.
Spin,wind, or twist together.  Synonyms: enlace, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine.  "Twine the threads into a rope" , "Intertwined hearts"






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"Entwine" Quotes from Famous Books



... in clearing up the mystery connected with it. We can tread the courts of their ancient citadel, clamber up to the ruined temples and altars, and gaze on the unread hieroglyphics, but, with all our efforts, we know but little of its history. There was a time when the forest did not entwine these ruins. Once unknown priests ministered at these altars. But cacique, or king, and priest have alike passed away. The nation, if such it was, has vanished, and their descendants are probably to be found in the savage tribes of Yucatan to-day. "In the romance of the world's ...
— The Prehistoric World - Vanished Races • E. A. Allen

... his melancholy neck A rope he did entwine, And, for his second time in life Enlisted ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various

... to speak, and the softness of her mouth would harden in an instant. He understood the significance of her gladness, and of Porter's, for twice he saw their hands come together, and their fingers entwine. And in their eyes was something which they could not hide when they looked at each other. But Breault puzzled him. He did not know that Breault was the best man-hunter in "N" Division, which reached from Athabasca Landing to the Arctic Ocean, or that up and down the two thousand-mile ...
— The Country Beyond - A Romance of the Wilderness • James Oliver Curwood

... hair of spun gold, Where rubies and emeralds shine, When the end of her life is at hand, Round Tristram some charm can entwine. ...
— The German Classics, v. 20 - Masterpieces of German Literature • Various

... entwine, Till Fate disturbed their tender ties: Thus gay indifference blooms in thine, While mine, deserted, droops ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

... advance and steer their course, And 'gainst the shore the breaking billows force. Now landing, from their brandish'd tongues there came A dreadful hiss, and from their eyes a flame. Amazed we fly, directly in a line Laocoon they pursue, and first entwine (Each preying upon one) his tender sons; Then him, who armed to their rescue runs, They seized, and with entangling folds embraced, 210 His neck twice compassing, and twice his waist: Their pois'nous knots he strives to break and tear, While slime and blood his sacred wreaths besmear; Then ...
— Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham • Edmund Waller; John Denham

... Roses and spicy pinks,—and, of all favors, Plant in his walks the purple violet, And meadow-sweet under the hedges set, To mingle breaths with dainty eglantine And honeysuckles sweet,—nor yet forget Some pastoral flowery chaplets to entwine, To vie the ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... my blade I'll entwine, Like Harmodius, the gallant and good, When he made at the tutelar shrine ...
— Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works • Edgar Allan Poe

... resemble young trees: I once ascended one of them four feet above the ground. These produce natural arbours, rendered often still more compact by the assistance of an annual creeping plant which we call a vine, that never fails to entwine itself among their branches, and always produces a very desirable shade. From this simple grove I have amused myself an hundred times in observing the great number of humming birds with which our country abounds: the wild blossoms everywhere attract ...
— Letters from an American Farmer • Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

... alternate rise Of interpenetrated arc, would scan Definite round. I know not if I shape These things with accurate similitude From visible objects, for but dimly now, Less vivid than a half-forgotten dream, The memory of that mental excellence Comes o'er me, and it may be I entwine The indecision of my present mind With its past clearness, yet it seems to me As even then the torrent of quick thought Absorbed me from the nature of itself With its own fleetness. Where is he that, borne Adown the sloping of an arrowy stream, Could link his shallop to the fleeting edge, And ...
— The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson • Alfred Lord Tennyson

... construction of their habitations, that not a drop of water can penetrate, or the force of storms shake them; nor do they fear any violence but that of mankind, nor even that, unless well armed. They entwine the branches of willows with other wood, and different kinds of leaves, to the usual height of the water, and having made within-side a communication from floor to floor, they elevate a kind of stage, or scaffold, from which they ...
— The Itinerary of Archibishop Baldwin through Wales • Giraldus Cambrensis

... view the beauteous boy with more amaze, His rosy-color'd cheeks, his radiant eyes, His motions, voice, and shape, and all the god's disguise; Nor pass unprais'd the vest and veil divine, Which wand'ring foliage and rich flow'rs entwine. But, far above the rest, the royal dame, (Already doom'd to love's disastrous flame,) With eyes insatiate, and tumultuous joy, Beholds the presents, and admires the boy. The guileful god about the hero long, With children's play, and false embraces, ...
— The Aeneid • Virgil

... unto thy heart is given, In mystic fold do they entwine, So bound in one that, were they riven, Apart my soul would life resign. Thou art my song and I the lyre; Thou art the breeze and I the brier; The altar I, and thou the fire; Mine the deep love, the beauty thine! As fleets away the rapid ...
— Poems • Victor Hugo

... torch be removed. Your innocence must be more deeply attested," continued he, as the light was withdrawn. "This proof will not fail. Entwine your ...
— Rookwood • William Harrison Ainsworth

... cow we ever boarded—I use the word advisedly—did not feel any more drawn to me than Poppy. Evidently I am not the type that cows entwine their affections about. She was Pennsylvania Dutch and shared Poppy's sturdy appetite, though it all went to figure. Two quaint maiden ladies next door took care of her and handed the milk over our fence, while it was still foaming in the pail. Miss Tabitha and Miss Letitia—how ...
— The Smiling Hill-Top - And Other California Sketches • Julia M. Sloane

... enmeshed in the wonders of its winding course; a spirit that can never free itself from the canyons, to rise above the heights and follow its fellows to the Happy Hunting Grounds, but which is contented to entwine its laughter, its sobs, its lonely whispers, its still lonelier call for companionship, with the wild music of the waters that sing forever beneath the ...
— Legends of Vancouver • E. Pauline Johnson

... round these hoary piles, is not, however, always dark and gloomy. Love, war, adventure, occasionally lend them their exciting or their soft glamour. Sometimes the annals of commerce entwine them with a green wreath—a sure talisman against the rust of oblivion. It is one of the land marks of commerce we ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... the flowers, O flower-fair! Beneath these tendrils, Loveliest! that entwine And clasp, and wreathe and cling, with ...
— Indian Poetry • Edwin Arnold

... in this world, As stanch and true as steel. There are: and by their friendships firm Is life made only real. But, after all, of all these hearts That close with mine entwine, None lie so near, nor seem so dear As ...
— Pipe and Pouch - The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry • Various

... opportunity for hatching all sorts of hoaxes. In those newspapers short of copy, you saw the reappearance of every gigantic imaginary creature, from "Moby Dick," that dreadful white whale from the High Arctic regions, to the stupendous kraken whose tentacles could entwine a 500-ton craft and drag it into the ocean depths. They even reprinted reports from ancient times: the views of Aristotle and Pliny accepting the existence of such monsters, then the Norwegian stories of Bishop Pontoppidan, the narratives of Paul Egede, and finally the ...
— 20000 Leagues Under the Seas • Jules Verne

... with kisses, Their arms about me entwine, Till I think of the bishop of Bingen, In his Mouse-tower on ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook • The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

... then can we do it in that spirit of earnest love, which gives more than it takes away. Exultingly as we hail all signs of progress, we venerate the past also. The tendrils of the heart, like those of ivy, cling but the more closely to what they have clung to long, and even when that which they entwine crumbles beneath them, they still run greenly over the ruin, and beautify those defects which they can not hide. The past as well as the present, molds the future, and the features of some remote progenitor will revive again freshly in the latest offspring of the womb of time. Our ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index • Various

... parts of the body stained a light brown. The young lady's costume consists of a loose dressing gown, trimmed around the top and on the ends of the sleeves with bands of red cloth, and gold paper cut in the form of diamonds. The hair should hang loosely over the shoulders, and about the head entwine a string of beads; the head is slightly turned to the young man; the eyes directed to the idol; the face and arms stained like the young man's. The extreme ends of the platform are occupied by two figures costumed similar ...
— Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants • James H. Head

... Margaret In honour of Cortona's penitent; Whose contrite soul with red remorse was rent. While on her penitence kind Heaven did throwe The white of puritie surpassing snowe; So white and rede in this faire floure entwine, Which maids are wont to scatter on ...
— The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare • Henry Nicholson Ellacombe

... through many a mangling wound, The sad Corinthian Host could trace The loved—too well-remember'd face. "And must I meet thee thus once more? Who hoped with wreaths of holy pine, Bright with new fame—the victory o'er— The Singer's temples to entwine!" ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. III • Kuno Francke (Editor-in-Chief)

... bright rose around it entwine,— Let it glance in the sunbeam which smiles on the shrine, And sheathe it triumphant when cravens retire, The pride of thy household—the sword of ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 17, No. - 481, March 19, 1831 • Various

... our boast and pride, And joined in love together, The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine, The ...
— The Major • Ralph Connor

... opinion that if Tom King and the Frenchman had not immortalised Seven Dials, Seven Dials would have immortalised itself. Seven Dials! the region of song and poetry—first effusions, and last dying speeches: hallowed by the names of Catnach and of Pitts—names that will entwine themselves with costermongers, and barrel-organs, when penny magazines shall have superseded penny yards of song, and ...
— Sketches by Boz - illustrative of everyday life and every-day people • Charles Dickens

... most varied. Terence was right: the comedy and pathos of things was enough. We are a sufficient spectacle to one another. A glow came over him; for a moment he grasped hold on life, and the infinite tentacles of things threw themselves out to entwine him. ...
— Dreamers of the Ghetto • I. Zangwill

... in such a wilderness as this, Where transport and security entwine, Here is the empire of thy perfect bliss, And here thou art a god indeed divine.' The bard I quote from does not sing amiss, With the exception of the second line, For that same twining 'transport and security' Are twisted to a phrase ...
— Don Juan • Lord Byron

... endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will, And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine ...
— Laddie • Gene Stratton Porter

... nail, and between the two a cord similar to that used by druggists or the like—but green, if possible, in color, for obvious reasons—is stretched as taught as may be, so that when finished the whole house or space used is occupied by these naked strings, on which, as the growth proceeds, the plants entwine themselves. Some care will be required at first to get them started, after which they will usually push ...
— Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884. - A Weekly Journal for the Farm, Orchard and Fireside • Various

... de Longueville was no less the idol of the Carmelites and the party of the Saints than that of the Hotel de Rambouillet. Again, the Duke d'Enghien, already covered with the laurels of Rocroy, and about to entwine therewith those of Thionville, was so evidently the arbiter of the situation, that Madame de Chevreuse insisted, with much force, that Mazarin should be got rid of whilst the young Duke was occupied with the distant enemy, and before he should return from the ...
— Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2) • Sutherland Menzies

... Love or Death no obstacle entwine With the new web which here my fingers fold, And if I 'scape from beauty's tyrant hold While natural truth with truth reveal'd I join, Perchance a work so double will be mine Between our modern style and language old, That (timidly ...
— The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch • Petrarch

... lips the pardon breathe; The dying hands entwine; The last ray fades, and over all The stars from heaven shine; And the little girl with golden hair, And one with dark eyes bright, On Hampshire's hills, and Georgia's plain, ...
— McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader • William Holmes McGuffey

... portion of the silent blessing. Not that he had done anything yet to deserve it; but we all give youth so large a credit in the future. As for Miss Jemima, her trifling foibles only rose from too soft and feminine a susceptibility, too ivy-like a yearning for some masculine oak whereon to entwine her tendrils; and so little confined to self was the natural lovingness of her disposition, that she had helped many a village lass to find a husband, by the bribe of a marriage gift from her own privy purse; notwithstanding the assurances with which she accompanied the marriage ...
— My Novel, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... while the holly boughs Entwine the cold baptismal font, Make one wreath more for Use and Wont, That guard ...
— In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) • Harrison S. Morris

... the window-sill, enjoying the freshness of the night; and one of them, the lively brunette who had taken a part in the seguidilla, plucked some sprays of jasmine which reared their pointed leaves and white blossoms in front of the window, and began to entwine them in the hair of her companion—a pale and somewhat pensive beauty, in whose golden locks and blue eyes the Gothic blood of old Spain was yet to be traced. Presently she was interrupted in this fanciful occupation by a voice within the room calling upon her to ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845. • Various

... and harmony combine And around our souls entwine, While thy branches mix with mine And our roots ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5 • Various

... this shadow of existence, its mysterious attractions, and its hopeless prospects—appetite, fiendish thirst, a burning, ever-crying demand for a poison that is death, and for which a man will give his body and soul as a sacrifice to whoever will satisfy his imperious cravings. Let this appetite entwine itself about a man, let it throw its iron arms about his bruised body, and he will curse the day he was born. But some one says, Why don't you quit? Just don't drink! In answer I would say, O God, give me poverty, shower upon me all the hardships ...
— Fifteen Years in Hell • Luther Benson

... neath a silver vine. And round entwine Its purple girth All things of fragrance and ...
— Silverpoints • John Gray

... or design, Nor plague the weary ghosts of boyish lore, Vulcan, Apollo, Phaeton—in fine All Tooke's Pantheon. Yet they grew divine By their long tumbles; and if we can match Their hierarchy, shall we not entwine One wreath? Who ever came "up to the scratch," And for so little, jumped so bravely ...
— Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor • Thomas L. Masson (Editor)



Words linked to "Entwine" :   distort, conjoin, plash, twist, knot, tangle, join, ravel, splice, wattle, untwine, wreathe, pleach, wind, loop, purl stitch



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