Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without stop or delay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without stop or delay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without stop or delay; ceaseless.
  • Unsupported by stays or corsets.

Etymologies

stay +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On this day, stayless, I felt ready to discuss anything and, once again, it was as though Mr. Abu Halaweh could read my mind.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Monahans of her world spent their holidays in stayless relaxation, manicuring, mending a bit, skimming the Sunday papers, massaging crows'-feet somewhat futilely.

    Fanny Herself

  • “Good morning, Merry Gentleman,” was the next he heard, always adorable music in his ears; and Paula flowed in upon him, all softness of morning kimono and stayless body, as her arm passed around his neck and she perched, half in his arms, on one accommodating knee of his.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • She knew that the Ella Monahans of her world spent their holidays in stayless relaxation, manicuring, mending a bit, skimming the Sunday papers, massaging crows'-feet somewhat futilely.

    Fanny Herself

  • "Good morning, Merry Gentleman," was the next he heard, always adorable music in his ears; and Paula flowed in upon him, all softness of morning kimono and stayless body, as her arm passed around his neck and she perched, half in his arms, on one accommodating knee of his.

    The Little Lady of the Big House

  • It was apparently a woman, tall and thin, clad in a loose, stayless gown, her face hid in an extraordinarily long, green sun-bonnet.

    The Way of a Man

  • Chubb had entirely succumbed to the extreme dishabille of the Spanish toilet -- not without a certain languid grace on the part of Mrs. Brimmer, whose easy contour lent itself to the stayless bodice; or a certain bashful, youthful naivete on the part of Miss Chubb, the rounded dazzling whiteness of whose neck and shoulders half pleased and half frightened her in her low, white, plain camisa -- under the lace mantilla.

    The Crusade of the Excelsior

  • The boy threw his arm familiarly round the supple, stayless little waist, accented only by the belt of the light flounced saya, and said,

    On the Frontier

  • Her black silk, shell-like jacket half clasped her stayless bust clad in an under-bodice of soft muslin that faintly outlined a contour which struck him as already womanly.

    Trent's Trust, and Other Stories

  • It was not the crash I feared, but the stayless rush through the whistling emptiness.

    The Flight of the Shadow

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