Definitions

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  • adj. That cannot be confined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unbounded. Incapable of being confined or restrained.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ confinable

Examples

  • The potboy at the corner, who is a privileged amateur, as possessing official knowledge of life and having to deal with drunken men occasionally, exchanges confidential communications with the policeman and has the appearance of an impregnable youth, unassailable by truncheons and unconfinable in station – houses.

    Bleak House

  • Indeed, it is the divine attribute of the imagination, that it is irrepressible, unconfinable; that when the real world is shut out, it can create a world for itself, and with a necromantic power, can conjure up glorious shapes and forms, and brilliant visions, to make solitude populous, and irradiate the gloom of the dungeon.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • His poor, mistreated will that he had been holding up to the scorn of himself and his friends, stood before him innocent, and his judgment walked off to prison with the unconfinable imp, imagination, dancing in mocking glee beside him.

    Book 1, Chapter 4. Narcissus Off Duty.

  • It was increasingly evident that he had not been absorbed, obliterated, in marriage; an institution which, from the beginning, had tried -- like religion -- to hold within its narrow walls the unconfinable instincts of creation.

    Cytherea

  • —Why, thou unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do to keep the terms of mine honour precise.

    Act II. Scene II. The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • This right is as unconfinable as it is inalienable.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The potboy at the corner, who is a privileged amateur, as possessing official knowledge of life and having to deal with drunken men occasionally, exchanges confidential communications with the policeman and has the appearance of an impregnable youth, unassailable by truncheons and unconfinable in station-houses.

    Bleak House

  • Indeed, it is the divine attribute of the imagination, that it is irrepressible, unconfinable -- that when the real world is shut out, it can create a world for itself, and, with a necromantic power, can conjure up glorious shapes and forms and brilliant visions, to make solitude populous, and irradiate the gloom of the dungeon.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • -- Why, thou unconfinable baseness, it is as much as I can do to keep the terms of my honour precise.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

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