Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without stop or delay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic Without stop or delay.

Etymologies

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stay +‎ -less

Examples

  • “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.

    CHAPTER VII

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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