When Ming Huang bade the masterful eunuch Kao Li-shih unlace
the poet's boots, he gave him a relentless enemy whose malice pursued him, until at length he was glad to beg leave to retire from the court, where he was never at ease and to which he never returned.
The captain, emboldened by her gentleness, clasped her waist without resistance; then began softly to unlace
the poor child's corsage, and disarranged her tucker to such an extent that the panting priest beheld the gypsy's beautiful shoulder emerge from the gauze, as round and brown as the moon rising through the mists of the horizon.
He raises his shoe to unlace
it, and catches sight of the slippers.
At last he ran a course with a certain great knight, Sir Walter of Lancaster, yet, though my son was so youthful, he kept his seat, albeit both spears were shivered to the heft; but it happened that a splinter of my boy's lance ran through the visor of Sir Walter's helmet and pierced through his eye into his brain, so that he died ere his esquire could unlace
And now," Dag Daughtry muttered weightily aloud, as, bottle in hand, he leaned back in his arm-chair while Kwaque knelt at his feet to unlace
his shoes, "now to consider a name for you, Mister Dog, that will be just to your breeding and fair to my powers of invention.
He knelt down and began to unlace
her shoes, while Hilda shrank into the chair.
Saxon assented, but began immediately to unlace
the landlady, assisted by a chambermaid, proceeded to vinegar the forehead, beat the hands, titillate the nose, and unlace
the stays of the spinster aunt, and to administer such other restoratives as are usually applied by compassionate females to ladies who are endeavouring to ferment themselves into hysterics.
He wiped his boots on the mat, bent to unlace
Right-thinking guys and gals, after the rally, after raising a ruckus on the metro, why not go home, fold up your Czarist banners for next year, unlace
the storm trooper boots, have a glass of wine (one), relax, and, you know, maybe procreate a bit.
With some embarrassment, he realized that he wanted to unlace
her out of the corset.
As Roach puts it, manned space travel "forces people to unlace
certain notions of what is and isn't acceptable.