Definitions

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  • adj. Without a girdle.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ girdled

Examples

  • Is it the woman enrolled in a writing workshop I teach, who emailed an ungirdled manuscript unimpeded by the Microsoft doodad that lets an author know she's repeated "really" seven times in a paragraph, caused the entire group (me, too, drat) to spend an ice age ruminating on her submission, then dropped the class?

    Sally Koslow: The Schadenfreude Club: When Friendships Turn Sour

  • A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him on the mild morning air.

    Bloomsday 2010: 'Ulysses' Celebrated Around The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • A yellow dressing gown, ungirdled, was sustained gently-behind him by the mild morning air.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • In a single traveling shot, held an outrageously long time, De Sica simply records the the astounding sight of an ungirdled Ms Loren...as she walks the length of a crowded street, moving in ways that definitely do not bring marble to mind.

    Overratedly, adverbly, annoyingly,

  • A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air.

    "Hence we shave our beards that we may seem purified by innocence and humility..."

  • The poor man, with emotion, raised her and clasped a girdle of diamonds round her waist, which was before ungirdled; it was part of her dower.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • The light fell — as on a cliff of crumbly gray rock — on Mrs. Zapp, in the open door, vast in her ungirdled gray wrapper, her arms folded, glowering speechlessly.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • He stood up, gravely ungirdled and disrobed himself of his gown, saying resignedly: —

    Ulysses

  • This functionary was enveloped in a brown, ungirdled robe, and had his head covered with a long scarf of white stuff which passed along the edge of his lips and fell upon his shoulder behind.

    Salammbo

  • Certainly a woman, for she wore a long, dark gown, ungirdled, unornamented, and strangely it seemed that the fullness of the skirt had been drawn out carefully into orderly folds, still preserved by the brychan in which she had been swathed for burial.

    The Potter's Field

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