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  • adj. not burdened with worries, cares or responsibilities
  • adj. free of encumbrance
  • adj. of property, not subject to any claims

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not burdened with cares or responsibilities
  • adj. free of encumbrance


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  • Can the tired modernist fiction that the direct experience of the object must remain unencumbered by the frame of context really still be operative?

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  • Virtually allowing 19 of militants known to be in the US to board airliners unencumbered is not intelligence when even Israels Mossad knew of the plan.

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  • I lack her physicality, but more than make up for it in unencumbered motivation.

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  • "The worker" under capitalism is implicitly defined as unencumbered by any obligations other than those to the job, and work is usually organized on the basis of this assumption.

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  • How pleased he was to show me something he could describe as unencumbered!


  • So what's happening is we have - as we talked about significant protection from our captives and stop losses in the future, that we will recognize, that we will have coming into our income statement in the forms of what I will call unencumbered premium.


  • So long as they remain "unencumbered" they can subsist on a comparatively small income and find freedom and leisure to watch for and follow opportunities of self-advancement; they can travel, get knowledge and experience, make experiments, succeed.

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  • The lenders, which include Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank and a group of insurance companies led by Prudential, contend that the artwork is an intangible. Bashas 'disputes the claim and, in court documents, lists the artwork as "unencumbered," or not subject to any liens. | news

  • At this very moment the telcos and even mighty Google is arguing that "wireless is different" and we need to move forward "unencumbered" by notions of openness, fairness, neutrality.

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  • Some more loaded alternatives to "unencumbered" would be "unlicensed" or "uncontaminated", which also convey the notion that the software has no strings attached to it; but for the Unlicense text itself we felt it best to stick with the more neutral term.

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