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laisser-aller

or laissez-aller

[le-sey-a-ley] /lɛ seɪ aˈleɪ/
noun, French.
1.
unchecked freedom or ease; unrestraint; looseness.
Origin of laisser-aller
literally, to allow to go
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  • It is Paris with an added laissez aller, Paris set to a new tune.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • But the same degree of laissez aller jollity would not have been "de mise" there as was permissible at the Circolo.

    A Siren Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • Society goes on of its own accord—laissez aller, laissez faire—everything remains in the old way.

    Anarchism E. V. Zenker
  • Of a naturally indolent character, Cherif always represented the laissez aller side of Egyptian politics.

  • But when the trumpets of the heralds had ceased, when the words "laissez aller!"

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Political insouciance was his prevailing habitude of mind; an invincible tendency to "laissez aller" the basis of his character.

British Dictionary definitions for laissez aller

laissez aller

/lese ale/
noun
1.
lack of constraint; freedom
Word Origin
literally: let go
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