Go without saying

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Go without saying to be plainly self-evident (Fr. Cela va sans dire)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

Besides, I should have thought it unfriendly of you to go without saying good-by.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
I knew you wouldn't go away without saying good-bye to me.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
That they are in general "rough," "uncivilized," I suppose might go without saying.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
Early in the afternoon she left the house, without asking whether she might go, or saying when she would be back.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
She says we're to go without her.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
It should go without the saying that he hesitated a long time before entering the building.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
He would even go so far as to say that there was no just and honest criticism without quotation.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
Can't a man talk to a girl, without all Timber Town saying he is going to marry her?
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
I remember your mother once saying she would go without food to buy flowers.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
When the day came for Jennie's departure she had to go without saying farewell to her father.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

What's man, without Christ's succour, say!
But the Fiend's vassal and his prey,
Already doom'd by God to go
From Eden to the realms of woe!
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard
An' yet it's sich a time ago
Since you an' me 'ave met,
It's sorter 'ard to let you go
Without one little wet.
Say, come in 'ere, an' you can take A soft'un, jist fer ole time's sake.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
Then she cried, mercy, for Heaven's sake let go thy hold.
And I'll tell thee where my master keeps his gold;
Then he let go his hold without delay,
And she unto him thus boldly did say.
"Hanchen, the Maid of the Mill" by William Topaz McGonagall
Snowy! To think that parson cove would go
An' let me down to flounder in the mud,
An' scheme, an' lie, an' work the game reel low,
To come a thud!
"Yeh mean to say," I arsts, mad as can be,
"Yeh've fixed all this without consultin' me?
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis
Because night has fallen and the barbarians have not come.
And some who have just returned from the border say
there are no barbarians any longer.
And now, what's going to happen to us without barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.
"Waiting for the Barbarians" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

The Salvation Army says without those donations many families may go without this year.
Just one-fourth of Americans think the government should continue lending money to Detroit automakers , according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, even though the manufacturers say they'll go out of business without federal help.
They say the cougars can go long distances without being detected.
Kroger shoppers like Jenette Shamel say they "do not go anywhere" without their coupons in order to save money.
She says she had to do without going to beauty salon to be sure she could get from point A to point B.
Even without Microsoft, this year's CES is going to be a big one, CEA head says.
Even without Microsoft, this year's CES is going to be a big one, CEA head says.
Backers of Prop 34 to repeal death penalty say current system 'too costly to keep going ' Measure would replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole.
Gov Beverly Perdue says she will appoint a North Carolina Supreme Court justice without going through a formal process she established for similar vacancies.
As the The X Factor readies to go live on Thursday, November 1, show producers have asked for an extra time delay on their broadcasts, as a safeguard to what judge Britney Spears might say without a filter.
Without going into the sordid details, I'll say this: my life is in transition.
Animal control officers in Rhode Island say a driver was going 50 miles per hour when he hit a poodle mix without realizing it.
But no matter how you do the math, Tim Thomas says it's too long to go without speaking to his son.
For former combat interpreter Sayed Shah Sharifi, the biggest thing to hit home is observing the freedom Torontonians enjoy, such being able wear whatever they wish and go about their daily lives without harrassment or scrutiny.
People have different opinions on how a real estate salesperson should represent their client, but honesty and integrity should go without saying.
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In science:

Without going into the (somewhat lengthy) definition, let us say that the main step in both [BS87] and [Fri03] can be viewed as the observation that for i = 0, 1, φ(w) = i iff β (w) = i.
Words Maps and Spectra of Random Graph Lifts
It is difficult to say what is new about our argument without going into slightly more detail, so we postpone further discussion for now.
Combinatorial theorems in sparse random sets
This agrees with a no-go theorem in , which says it is impossible to get SUSY Minkowski vacua with all moduli stabilized in IIA without nongeometric fluxes.
Lectures on Nongeometric Flux Compactifications
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