from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the belt or girdle removed or loosened.
  • adjective Loose or free; slack.


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  • In it too were the twin sons of Antiope, daughter of Asopus, Amphion and Zethus, and Thebe still ungirt with towers was lying near, whose foundations they were just then laying in eager haste.

    The Argonautica

  • Bareheaded and ungirt, the candidate is conducted before the dread tribunal, He is interrogated as to his qualifications, or rather as to the absence of any disqualification.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Quickly he ungirt his sword and laid aside his quiver and leaned the stout spear against a linden bough.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Before the gate he went to meet the messenger, who ungirt his sword and laid it from his hand.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • And when she was there, she did off her sallet and ungirt her, and laid her sword on the grass, and did off her surcoat and hauberk, and so was a woman again in one white coat above her smock.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Already he had appeared at the Harim without his Jubbah, and with ungirt loins-in waistcoat and shirt-sleeves.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Then he returned and came to his horse and did off his saddle and bridle, and let him pasture, and unlaced his helm, and ungirt his sword, and laid him down to sleep upon his shield tofore the cross.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • The shepherds and drovers accompanying the flock shouted to him to desist; seeing it was no use, they ungirt their slings and began to salute his ears with stones as big as one's fist.

    Don Quixote

  • Stripped to his ungirt tunic, Young Caesar was invested with the garments of his new office — the hideously uncomfortable and stuffy circular cape made of two layers of heavy wool widely striped in red and purple, the close-fitting spiked ivory helmet with its impaled disc of wool, the special shoes without knot or buckle.

    The Grass Crown

  • Blessed Virgin knelt on her rug in an ample ungirt robe spread out round her, her face turned towards the east.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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