Unfetter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unfetter To loose from fetters or from restraint; to unchain; to unshackle; to liberate; as, to unfetter the mind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfetter To loose from fetters; unchain; unshackle; remove the fetters from.
    • unfetter To free from restraint; set at liberty: as, to unfetter the mind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unfetter un-fet′ėr to take the fetters from: to set at liberty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + fetter,

Usage

In literature:

It was a glorious treat for all of us to find ourselves on these miniature pampas, across which we could gallop unfettered and free.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
However, the unfettered use of all powers means that the will of the individual, not the will of society, is the supreme law.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
In the eleventh century there were several states in Spain wholly unfettered by a foreign yoke.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
We are unfettered by laws regarding food, raiment, times, etc.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Now see; I leave thee unfettered, and thus.
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
As a bird let loose from its cage, the soul goes forth, unfettered, to dwell in the immensity of God.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
What really mattered was an unfettered state.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Just to be unfettered in mind, and to live and breathe as part of all this vastness, would be ideal.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
He has not looked into nature to catch its unfettered inspirations.
"Talkers" by John Bate
His musical genius was free and unfettered.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
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In poetry:

Existence seems a summer eve,
Warm, soft, and full of peace;
Our free, unfettered feelings give
The soul its full release.
"Winter Stores" by Charlotte Bronte
I could have sung as sweet as any lark
Who in unfettered skies doth find him blest,
And sings to leaning angels prayer and praise,
For in God's garden the most lowly nest.
"The Enemies" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
There's not a dark spot on thy features today,
As pure as the heavens, and radiant as they;
Thus, ever proud Banner, exultingly wave,
Thou glory and pride of the unfettered slave.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
This from the blue design exhales towards me,
As incense rises from the Homes of Prayer,
While the unfettered eyes, allured and rested,
Urge the forbidden lips to stoop and share;
"Fancy" by Laurence Hope
Upon this balcony how oft,
When waves were smooth and winds were soft,
As now, he must have stood,
And dreamed of days when men should be
Bondless as this unfettered sea,
And peaceful as that wood.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin
Kindly she gathered around her knee
The dusky daughters, unfettered, free,
Of forest tribes, and, with woman’s art,
Ennobling, softening each youthful heart,
Fashioned them into true womanhood,
Slow unto evil but prompt to good.
"Sister M. B.’s Arrival In Montreal , 1654." by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Breakthrough interface unfetters print, photo, and video material.
It's a marriage unfettered by any DOMA debate.
Unfettered by regulation, India pulls ahead on stem cell treatments.
They want unfettered access to our constitutional rights and the US Supreme Court has given it to them.
Is it a symbol of unfettered market economics or political muscle.
The Key To Startup Craftsy's Unfettered Growth.
Dems Commit to Unfettered Internet.
Exploring An ' Unfettered Mind'.
Do you want your kids to have unfettered access to emergency contraception.
Buy Music Unfettered by Digital Rights Management.
Vote Sets Precedent on Unfettered Web Usage.
Unfettered by silly government regulation, schools could gain Chartered University concept would give Virginia schools needed freedom.
But will the deal actually resolve the issue that began the latest showdown, and give UN weapons inspectors unfettered access to sites suspected of housing chemical weapons.
The public should have an unfettered opportunity to almost any document created with their tax dollars.
But by autumn, they may no longer be able to depend on unfettered access to that cash.
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In science:

The Information Highway should remain as unfettered as possible.
National Information Infrastructure Development in Canada and the U.S.: Redefining Universal Service and Universal Access in the Age of Techno-Economic Convergence
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