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loose

mod. very drunk. Mary was a little loose and had to be driven home.
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Somebody had bamboozled him with those loose brilliants, saying they were found in the castle caverns.
"Because this is serious," answered Brown; "this is not spilt snuff or loose pebbles, that might be there for a hundred reasons.
"Of course," said the little girl, when they had walked a way along the passage, "it was lucky for us the Giant was caged; for, if he had happened to be loose, he--he--"
But Jesus also looses his own prohibition of divorce and remarriage for those instances involving porneia (i.e., when the spouse has been unfaithful or, possibly, when the marriage itself was illegal; the exact situation governed by this exception clause is debated).
In 12:1-9, Jesus looses the prohibition against performing work on the sabbath with regard to plucking grain to satisfy one's hunger.
In 12:9-14, Jesus looses the prohibition against performing work on the sabbath with regard to works of healing and then declares, "It is lawful to do good on the sabbath." The latter pronouncement would potentially allow sabbath prohibitions to be loosed in a great many other instances as well (whenever the otherwise prohibited activity can be construed as "doing good").
We may note that Jesus binds laws more frequently than he looses them.
All of these principles derive in some sense from scripture itself, and in every instance in which Jesus binds or looses laws (or criticizes the binding and loosing of laws performed by others) his decision is consistent with this hermeneutic.
Twice in Matthew's Gospel the words "bind" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and "loose" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] occur in what is apparently a formula that the readers are expected to recognize:
* (Jesus says to Peter), "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matt 16:19).
* (Jesus says to the twelve), "Truly, I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matt 18:18).
A majority of scholars now recognize that the terms "to bind" and "to loose" are best understood with reference to a practice of determining the application of scriptural commandments for contemporary situations.