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unbridle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unbridle remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unbridle To free from the bridle; to set loose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbridle To free from the bridle; let loose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unbridle un-brī′dl to free from the bridle, to let loose
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Quotations

  • Quentin Crisp
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    “Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

If allowed to run unbridled, it is apt, sooner or later, to get them into trouble.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
But what an abyss of dark impulses and unbridled passion sometimes lies hid under such a shining exterior!
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
But he soon saw also the danger that lay in unbridled freedom.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
The difficult way of science makes slow progress against the dazzling rewards of unbridled daring.
"Higher Education and Business Standards" by Willard Eugene Hotchkiss
He had followed a false lure that his own unbridled imagination had lit.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Happily for the blunderer, Mrs. Jabe's rage was so unbridled that she really tried to hit the object of it.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
His unbridled sexual appetite prompts him to commit rape.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
This explains why they may be associated in the delirium of unbridled passions.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
They recognize no law of consistency, and so they enjoy unbridled license.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Some carts harnessed with unbridled horses were moving rapidly along a narrow by-road.
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
I smiled back with my lips, but at my heart there raged the blackest and most unbridled terror.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
At the door I was nearly blown back by the unbridled violence of the squall, and Rowley and I must shout our parting words.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then her unbridled rage suddenly turned into scornful laughter.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
It was a cheap kind of fury, a flimsy bit of drama, but tragedies have grown out of even a lesser degree of unbridled temper.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
It is an unbridled despotism.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Slave to his passions, his unbridled will, Slave to himself, and yet a freeman still?
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
Jan is too severe: but 'tis my lord's rage that was unbridled.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
Garth, inured as he was to unbridled suffering, was grateful.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
This combines the unbridled freedom of an inn with the hospitality of a country house.
"Roland Cashel Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
For this war sprang from an unbridled lust of conquest to which a whole nation surrendered itself.
"The Great Discovery" by Norman Maclean
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In poetry:

"To what unbridled rage may lead
You taught me at your knee.
Why did I not your warning heed . . .
And now - the gallows tree.
"An Old Story" by Robert W Service
Unbridled licentiousness with no holds barred,
Immediate and mutual lust, satisfiable
In the heat, upon demand, aroused again
And satisfied again, lechery unlimited.
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
Forgive me yet again, if to this joy
I do not rise at once from melancholy,
Mine was the utmost sin thus to destroy
Our calm devotion with unbridled folly;
Bear with me yet awhile until I prove
The tenderness of all-repentant love.
"XI. "We have come back to one another; yes"" by Robert Silliman Hillyer

In news:

Unbridled Energy Leading Runners 2012.
Unbridled Energy Crop Analysis.
Increasing Clouds Bring an End to Our Unbridled Sunshine.
Ranger remembered for unbridled enthusiasm for parks and kids.
Unbridled 's Note Looks Tough in Southwest.
No Unbridled Romance This Valentine's Day.
' Unbridled ' by David Clemons ' Unbridled '.
The numbers are in from Unbridled Books catchy 25 e-books for 25c promotion.
Unbridled Books' "25 for 25" e-book sale, in which 25 titles were offered for a 25 cents each, has been deemed an "unparalleled success," according to the American Booksellers Association.
MONEY, DEBT & UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM.
Unbridled Belle vs Acoma in Del 'Cap.
Unbridled Belle has won five of seven starts at Delaware Park.
Unbridled romps in Florida Derby.
War Horse Is an Unbridled Success.
The Unbridled Learning model was created from Senate Bill 1 in 2009 and was implemented last school year.
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In science:

So it would be both unrealistic and theoretically unfeasible to give mind unbridled freedom: the questions posed by mind ought to be determined in large measure by brain.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Keeping unbridled optimism at arm’s length, we are nonetheless confident that such prospects are bright.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
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