from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unencumbered.


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  • It was only as he stood in the courtyard, with the Porta della Carta before him and Venice beyond, that he roused himself and balked, obscurely but decisively, at walking through the public entrance like an uncumbered man.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Doubtless they must recur so long as the causes — sun, moon, wind, acting in the emptiness of open spaces, weigh without check on the unhurried and uncumbered minds of the desert-dwellers.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The master of this fine place is rich and uncumbered by a family.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • It was primitive man, riding between the highlands, uncumbered, free to grasp what was before him.


  • Mistress Yordas, as she was more correctly styled by usage of the period, was a maiden lady of fine presence, uncumbered as yet by weight of years, and only dignified thereby.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • This low standard of the Press is the more regretable as its exalted duty is at present to solve the highest problems social and industrial, such as co-operation in labour, the development of fisheries, direct taxation versus indirect and a host of enigmas which the young world, uncumbered by the burdens of the Old World, alone shall unravel.

    Arabian nights. English

  • It is idle to suppose that the first activity of our faculties, when every thing is new and produces an unbated impression, when the mind is uncumbered, and every interest and every feeling bid us be observing and awake, should pass for nothing.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • McShane found that after disposing of the goodwill of the business, and of the house, they would have a clear 30,000 pounds, which he considered more than enough for their wants, uncumbered as they were with children.

    The Poacher Joseph Rushbrook

  • His thighs pump and his hips push, and his chest heaves, and it’s Dean, uncumbered by gravity, that thin shirt pressed against his chest, and all out, running, streaking through the shambled streets, outrunning the croats like they was a-standin’ still.

    Supernatural: The End - Pink

  • a gentle incline of open grassy land to a broad belt of jungle in the middle distance; here the undergrowth and small trees had been newly cleared away, opening out a dim far view across an uncumbered leaf-strewn floor into the backward gloom of the forest.

    Apologia Diffidentis


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