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unrestraint

[uhn-ri-streynt] /ˌʌn rɪˈstreɪnt/
noun
1.
absence of or freedom from restraint.
Origin of unrestraint
1795-1805
1795-1805; un-1 + restraint
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  • Miss Nelson also made preparations for the after effects of this day of unrestraint.

    The Children of Wilton Chase Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • But so also do many of the subtler forms of unrestraint or intemperate action.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • In the rhetoricians frequent warning is issued to the forensic neophyte to avoid the unrestraint of theatrical gesticulation.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • He sings of the artists' balls that ape the Bohemia of Paris, of our genius, our unrestraint, our scorn of all convention.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • This one to Monroe is conspicuously noticeable for unrestraint and joyousness.

  • For a moment, at the frontier, the bonds of custom are broken and unrestraint is triumphant.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
  • But she was overcome, and he suffered a pang of regret at his unrestraint.

  • As a boy the superintendent was wild, and during a moment of unrestraint he slew his Sabbath-school teacher while yet a youth.

    Maw's Vacation Emerson Hough
  • Bat looked at the man with all the unrestraint of the practiced negotiator.

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist John T. McIntyre
  • "I owe it all to you, cousin," she said once, for she grew to speak with absolute candor and unrestraint to me.

    A Dash .. .. .. For a Throne Arthur W. Marchmont

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