from The Century Dictionary.
- Not fretted; not worn or rubbed.
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- adjective music, of a musical instrument Not
fretted; without frets.
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- adjective without frets
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"We also have seen evidence that homosexual couples prey on young males and have in some instances adopted them in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse."
The only thing I can add to the annotation, off the top of my head, is that "double-E waterfall" to me, as a musician, meant one of those unfretted notes way up the guitar neck, that when played through a flange/echo device provides cascades of echo/overtones, in an audio waterfall.
If he disarms, if he allows unfretted inspections, my prediction is there won't be a war.
How softly, almost lingeringly, it lets the moments slip from gold to gray, seeking to give him, to the full and unfretted, his little hour in the sunshine!
These subjects unlearned or forgotten, one could still go through life unfretted by the loss.
It is a great book because the romance of it emerges into undisturbed amplitude of space, and asserts itself in large, grand, primitive forms unfretted by teasing irrelevancies.
We travelled at night or in the freshness of early morning, regardless of the hours, unfretted by the tyrannous remembrances of appointed times.
Through the kitchen windows the sun streamed in, in broad, unfretted bands of light.
The deepest ignorance, the dullest incapacity, the cloudiest faculties of apprehension, were nothing to him in man or woman, provided he could only be sensible of that indescribable emanation from voice and eye and movement, that silent effusion of serenity around spoken words, which nature has given to some tranquillising spirits, and which would have left him free in an even life of indolent meditation and unfretted sense.
Behind this stretches the miniature landscape, but the foreground is unfretted by detail, abounding in the repose of the simple surfaces of the garments of Mother and Child.