go-as-you-please love



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  • adj. not bound by rule or law or convention.

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  • adj. not bound by rule or law or convention


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  • For two of them he captured images of Paris while the third was a "go-as-you-please" project; where he pleased to go was Kyoto, which he identified as his favorite city.

    Time Off

  • Every one who was not deceived by a showy exterior soon discovered the mental flabbiness and superficiality which resulted from the go-as-you-please methods.


  • This offers travellers go-as-you-please flexibility when travelling out of season.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Of course, having to start work again at his age was no light matter, and he undoubtedly felt the strain; found it hard also, after all the go-as-you-please latter years, to nail himself down to fixed hours and live by the clock.

    Ultima Thule

  • There was an ease, a go-as-you-please about the day underground, a delightful camaraderie of men shut off alone from the rest of the world, in a dangerous place, and a variety of labour, holing, loading, timbering, and a glamour of mystery and adventure in the atmosphere, that made the pit not unattractive to him when he had again got over his anguish of desire for the open air and the sea.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • To the unappreciative it may appear merely an inharmonious vocal go-as-you-please, in which each frog is the embodiment of the idea that upon its jubilant efforts the honour and reputation of the race as vocalists depend.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • My former naval aide, while I was Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Lieutenant Sharp, was in command of the Vixen, a converted yacht; and everything being managed on the go-as-you-please principle, he steamed by us and offered to help put us ashore.

    The Rough Riders

  • They were very go-as-you-please, much more like their old school.

    The Twins At St Clare's

  • From early morning until late at night, much to the astonishment of the Americans, the English passengers -- men, women, and children -- pace the deck as if it were a go-as-you-please contest for immense prizes.

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)

  • "Yes, Bertram, your luxurious go-as-you-please existence is at London; you _a_ Paris," said Trevalyon gayly.

    A Heart-Song of To-day


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  • "Mrs MacCann was small, gay and go-as-you-please. Sam thought her the pleasantest woman he had ever met and would have told her as much only that she was barely out of mourning for her first husband."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Cheapjack'.

    September 6, 2008