unbend

Part of speech: verb

To straighten after having been bent.

Part of speech: verb

To relax; be affable, condescending, or genial.

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Usage examples "unbend":

  1. It was evident that he had made a strong appeal, and the Onondaga and Seneca sachems regarded him with a certain degree of favor, but the nine fierce and implacable Mohawk sachems did not unbend a particle. - "The Hunters of the Hills", Joseph Altsheler.
  2. I waited a moment, but he wouldn't unbend. - "My Man Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
  3. By every trial having gathered strength, And hopeful conquered every adverse gale, We now have reached a calmer sea at length, And with full hearts unbend the flowing sail. - "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.