Definitions

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  • adj. Not forbidden; permitted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not forbidden; not prohibited: applied to persons; allowed; permitted; legal: applied to things.

Etymologies

un- +‎ forbidden (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Liberty's lamp shines far out into the darkness, a beacon to the oppressed, a dazzling ray of hope to serf and bondsmen of other climes, yet here a sword unforbidden is piercing the heart of the mother whose son believes God has made us to differ so that he can go astray and return.

    Debate on Woman Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887

  • No doubt the whole 'corpus dogmatum,' so supported, will, by the entire body of such believers, be eaten up; just as was the Mahometan hog, so humorously referred to by Cowper; but even that had not all its 'forbidden parts' miraculously shown to be 'unforbidden' to different minds!

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

  • By using these cheap and so far unforbidden instruments you can at once rid yourself of the pressure of boards, policies and editors.

    Three Guineas

  • Little deaf Antony thought of tobacco unlimited, a silver-mounted pipe, and plenty of unforbidden rum.

    Tropic Days

  • He seated himself — unforbidden this time — on the ottoman by her side.

    The Moonstone

  • Then they sang the Queen's praises, hailing her as Kore, which is her unforbidden name.

    The King Must Die

  • There the realm of Troy may rise again unforbidden.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • You too may now unforbidden spare the nation of Pergama, gods and goddesses to whomsoever Ilium and the great glory of Dardania did wrong.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • The Duchess of York was one of the highest feeders in England: as this was an unforbidden pleasure she indulged herself in it, as an indemnification for other self-denials.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • But, these general truths and propositions are as comprehensive as the necessity of the case requires; and, carried out into all their suitable applications they leave no sin unforbidden.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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