Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unbridled; uncontrolled.

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

  • adjective Not fitted with a bit
  • adjective by extension unbridled, uncontrolled

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Examples

  • If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions: but we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take this that you call love to be a sect or scion.

    Othello, the Moore of Venice

  • None but Adrian could have tamed the motley population of London, which, like a troop of unbitted steeds rushing to their pastures, had thrown aside all minor fears, through the operation of the fear paramount.

    The Last Man

  • Barely five minutes had elapsed since "all hands" had been piped, and in that interval the cable had to be unbitted and the "slip" stopping it to the deck knocked off by the blacksmith.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • Launfal unbitted his steed, and let him pasture in that fair meadow, where they had come.

    French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

  • Every passion, unbitted and unbridled, hurries the soul bound to it -- as Mazeppa was bound to the wild horse -- to certain destruction ....

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous conclusions; but we have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take this that you call love to be a sect or scion.

    Act I. Scene III. Othello, the Moor of Venice

  • Page view page image: will not be unbitted under any pretense while on post, nor will either of the two videttes posted together sleep.

    Memoirs of the War of Secession

  • "It's easy -- for him," commented Brand Williams, discussing Collie's almost uncanny quelling of a vicious, unbitted mustang.

    Overland Red A Romance of the Moonstone Cañon Trail

  • She held her head high, and capered like an unbitted yearling fresh off the first spring pastures.

    Patsy

  • Like an unbitted horse, all restraint shaken off, she ran free toward the ocean as to her pasture-land.

    Moran of the Lady Letty

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