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  • adj. Free from chains or fetters; unencumbered.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unchain.

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  • adj. not bound by shackles and chains


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  • You don't actually believe that quantum events are unchained from a deterministic cause and effect, do you?

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

  • He obviously enjoyed being unchained from the autocue.

    Jeremy Paxman to Present News at Ten?

  • You seem to be so "unchained" and free when you write.

    GDC: The Game?!

  • Firstly, the economy had to be "unchained" and jobs created by, among other things, decisive privatisation, overhauling labour legislation, deregulation, and a basic subsistence grant for the very poor.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Her hands were unchained, meaning she was a woman of the lowest class, not worth safeguarding.

    The Door Through Space

  • Given the obduracy of Mr. Robert's conclusion, mules might just be the fitting form of transportation for the money handlers of this island's financial-service industries once it is unchained from cumbersome friends, provided Britain's demented animal-rights lobby allows these stubborn beasts to be used for man's convenience.

    Can Britain Really Prosper 'Unfettered' by the EU?

  • Striding to the door, she unchained and unlocked it, then eased it open.

    Etched in Bone

  • Loss of patience by the masses means the force of change has been unchained; there is no longer the weight of mass disapproval damping down the protests.

    Nicholas Carroll: Occupy Wall Street and the Scent of Revolution

  • "As soon as carbon has a price," said Gore, "you're going to see a wave [of investments] in it. ... there will be unchained investment!"

    It's Time To Pardon Carbon

  • “The staff,” Remy said, pointing with her unchained hand behind me.

    My Fair Succubi


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  • Also the past tense, or past participle of the verb 'to unchain'.

    November 24, 2011