unchain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unchain make free
    • v unchain remove the chains from
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.
    • v. t Unchain To free from chains or slavery; to let loose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unchain To free from chains, slavery, or restraint; let loose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unchain un-chān′ to free from chains or slavery.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Blindly the law unchained all its furies against the law.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
His unconscious abandonment unchains the savageness of his passion.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
None of them could remember afterward quite how they acted in those first few minutes of unchained emotion.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
And now (which was only just) the unchained monster would never stop until it had devoured them.
"Pierre and Luce" by Romain Rolland
But they have unchained internal feud.
"The Gold Sickle" by Eugène Sue
Not the fierce passion-blaze of unchained fury, only the peaceful glow of returning reason.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
But his shoulder was almost useless, and the pain of it began to sicken him, while the man in his grip fought like a devil unchained.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
This action was the first thunder-clap that unchained the brooding tempest.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
It is against this man that pretended suspicions are directed and every passion unchained.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
When one of us dies, she unchains the body, and throws it down a hole somewhere.
"Tiger Cat" by David H. Keller
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In poetry:

I fared Yell'ham-Firs way, where dimly
Came wheeling around me
Those phantoms obscure and insistent
That shadows unchain.
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
Ah! well for us, if even we,
Even for a moment, can get free
Our heart, and have our lips unchain'd;
For that which seals them hath been deep-ordain'd!
"The Buried Life" by Matthew Arnold
A day of pardon, and of jubilee,
A day, that from all sorrow sets us free,
A day, that from those prison-cells beneath
Unchains our souls, is this same day of Death.
"A Short Dissertation Against The Fear Of Death, And Concerning The Benefit That Accrues From A Right" by Rees Prichard
Aloft on the mount of God's liberty endless,
Half-veiled by the clouds of His temple she stood,
Arrayed in the glory of Heaven, the mortal,
With vigor Immortal unchained in her blood.
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken
LOOK our ransomed shores around,
Peace and safety we have found!
Welcome, friends who once were foes!
Welcome, friends who once were foes,
To all the conquering years have gained,--
A nation's rights, a race unchained!
"Hail, Columbia!" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But calmly sleep! — for thou art free,
And hands unchained thy tomb shall raise.
Sleep! they are closed at length for thee,
Life's few and evil days!
Nor shalt thou watch, with tearful eye,
The lingering death of liberty.
"The Abencerrage : Canto III." by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Other nominees include Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty.
'Django Unchained' Production Designer J Michael Riva Dies at 63.
'Django Unchained' Trailer: Tarantino 's Next Looks Amazing.
Kevin Costner may be kicking himself over the "scheduling conflicts" that will keep him from taking a role in Quentin Tarantino 's racially charged "Southern" Western, "Django Unchained.
Costner out of Tarantino 's 'Django Unchained.
Django Unchained Promises to be Full of Holiday Cheer.
See now that I wanna get my hands around is Quentin Tarantino 's Django unchained.
Quentin Tarantino launched the first trailer for his latest badass flick "Django Unchained".
Quentin Tarantino 's 'Django Unchained' serves up revenge with style.
Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino 's Django Unchained.
Tarantino unchains bloody 'Django' at Comic-Con.
Quentin Tarantino is redefining race relations in the pre-Civil War South with "Django Unchained," his Western-style saga that he previewed at the Comic-Con fan convention.
'Django Unchained' trailer: Jamie Foxx's many awesome looks.
Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Django Unchained" (Dec 28).
Rick Ross releases 'Django Unchained ' soundtrack cut.
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