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  • verb Present participle of unscroll.


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  • Thanks to Claire Messud’s deft grasp of character, her flawless eye for New York’s social hierarchies, and her deliciously unscrolling sentences, her book also changes the reader.

    The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud: Questions 2006

  • Such an exploration, itself unscrolling like a screenplay from "Opening Credits and Theme Music" on page 3 to "Epilogue and Scenes from Upcoming Episodes" on page 549, lets Moody spend satiric time in dream factories that pander to such base faith needs both in "the conspiratorial enterprise of Manhattan" and on the left coast where pop culture's psychic yardgoods are tie-dyed and haberdashed ( "the light that illuminates the world begins in Los Angeles").

    In the Desert, Prime Time Leonard, John 2006

  • He apparently liked what he was touching, and he drew back to see her and smile at her as his hand traced the outline of both breasts, and it forced Claudia to forget her own horror for a moment, to forget her long, unscrolling list of imperfections.

    The Position Meg Wolitzer 2005

  • Twenty years ago, in the springtime, the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia flowered for miles with families lunching on the grass, like an endless French painting unscrolling around the river bends.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories Holland, Barbara 1999

  • Lyra sat on the bed, staring blankly at a xenological chip unscrolling on the viewer.

    Voyage To The City Of The Dead Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1984

  • You see nothing; but permit me to point out the direction, if not the place, of certain interesting objects in the vast sea, which, kissing this tower's base, we behold unscrolling itself towards the Antarctic Pole.

    The Piazza Tales Herman Melville 1855

  • After the shallow or deeper sagas of hot sex or social slights, of hungover breakfasts with the girls or Cosmopolitans and hookups at night, every episode saw the letters unscrolling - often forming quite existential questions - across Carrie's computer screen.

    Travel news, travel guides and reviews | 2009


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