Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Carried out or functioning without aid or assistance: made an unaided attempt to climb the sheer cliff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. without the help, aid or assistance of someone or something

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not aided; not assisted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. carried out without aid or assistance

Etymologies

un- +‎ aided (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Bible once received, science can furnish abundant illustrations of the attributes of the Being therein revealed; but even with all the illumination which has been the immediate or secondary result of Christianity, man is hopeless without its authority, and I would not give the slightest shadow of support to that irreverent presumption which, guided by what it calls the unaided light of nature, would construct a system of religion out of passions, intuitions, and I know not what absurdity.

    Religion and Chemistry

  • Assume for example that they did 3 excellent, methodologically sound studies on this topic and 2 of them indicated “zero increase in unaided recall”.

    Internet Radio Trying to Carve Out a Future

  • Good color does not spring unaided from the mind of even the most experienced practitioner onto the object without some testing and adjustment. reference Even if the large number of trials cited in many petitions was exaggerated for effect, the need for repeated tests was certainly true.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • The work failed, marriage prospects paled, her friend deserted her and she found herself faced with the prospect which she now understood only too well, of disabled health, unemployment, disgrace, and a second child to maintain unaided.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • Indian evolved the notion unaided; but the result was that poor Colonel

    Maximilian in Mexico

  • Captain Fannicot, a bold and impatient bourgeois, a sort of condottiere of the order of those whom we have just characterized, a fanatical and intractable governmentalist, could not resist the temptation to fire prematurely, and the ambition of capturing the barricade alone and unaided, that is to say, with his company.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • Awareness campaigns maximize target audience reach and frequency, and then measure the key statistics such as unaided awareness, aided awareness and recall of key messages.

    Scott Carter

  • a fanatical and intractable governmentalist, could not resist the temptation to fire prematurely, and the ambition of capturing the barricade alone and unaided, that is to say, with his company.

    Les Misérables

  • If, now, the judge is going to help the "unaided" witness with "of course you mean because," or "perhaps because," etc., the witness, if she is not a fool, will say "yes."

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • When six clerics tried to climb the hill unaided in 1387, they were imprisoned.

    Richard Bangs: Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland

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