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  • v. Present participle of unbar.


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  • "Mother didn't stir for a moment, for the notion of unbarring the door went against her.

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

  • It happened otherwise, however; for, after the exchange of a few indistinct words, they were antonished when they heard the noise of the unbolting and unbarring of the gates of the inn, and presently after the footsteps of men upon the stairs; and the landlord entering, with an appearance of clumsy courtesy, prayed those assembled to make room for an honored guest, who came, though late, to add to their numbers.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • When the officer had seen him to the porch, he returned, and again unlocking and unbarring the door of the cell, set it wide open, informing its inmate that he was at liberty to walk in the adjacent yard, if he thought proper, for an hour.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • That foolish sister of mine was actually unbarring the back door.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Though this was done with an almost extraordinary timidity, I hailed it with happiness, as being the first word, voluntarily spoken, since the critical moment, when I had caught her unbarring the back door, to go out among those waiting brutes.

    The House on the Borderland

  • How did she escape from the house without unbarring door or window?


  • When I got to the three log doorsteps I heard them unlocking and unbarring and unbolting.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • (Applications for unbarring must be made at least a week before such trips are undertaken).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Should any official have to travel overseas on official business and it is necessary that she/he take the cellular phone with on the visit, written application should be made to the accounting officer (DG) through the correct channels to authorise the unbarring of the phone for the duration of the visit.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Her attention fixed on the men unbarring the door of the Chamber, until that was all she saw.

    In the Hand of the Goddess


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