- un- + constraint (Wiktionary)
“To fix the thoughts by writing, and subject them to frequent examinations and reviews, is the best method of enabling the mind to detect its own sophisms, and keep it on guard against the fallacies which it practises on others: in conversation we naturally diffuse our thoughts, and in writing we contract them; method is the excellence of writing, and unconstraint the grace of conversation.”
“It is a statement to the poor souls who have lost their lives thanks to whimpy populations, unconstraint democracies and blood-lusty dictators.”
“He kissed you on the forehead with a certain unconstraint, threw a number of pamphlets and papers with an easy gesture on the sidetable, sat down to table, found the soup delicious, and ate joyously.”
“How chaste this lovely young wife was in her unconstraint!”
“This unconstraint varied with bashful reserve, these fascinating scruples, which they overcame one after another, fearing no doubt to offend me by refusing things which they thought were French customs; all their little ways in fact stimulated me, ravished me, and yet daunted me at times so much that I dare no longer brave their looks -- although the presence of their father was a sufficient guarantee of the innocent character of these familiarities.”
“Their special virtues, of dignity and solidity and frugality, stood out saliently against the ease and unconstraint about them; in the profusion of the table it was little less than edifying to hear Mrs Kilbannon, invited to preserves, say, "Thank you, I have butter.”
“The ease and unconstraint of that mountain home-life, however, were not very favourable to reserve and reticence; a spray of white heather, offered and received as the national emblem of good fortune, was made the flower symbol of something more, and words were spoken that effectually bound the two young hearts, though the formal betrothal was deferred until some time after the Princess, in the following”
“_Science_, from its relation to _measure_, to _numbers_, to _fixed laws_; as Oral Speech corresponds, in its freedom and unconstraint, with”
“English prejudices are terrible, they take away what is an essential to all artists, the _laisser-aller_, unconstraint.”
“He could forsake his customary reserve for an unconstraint which established harmony and confidence.”
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