Definitions

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  • adjective With laces untied.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unlace.

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

  • adjective with laces not tied
  • adjective not under constraint in action or expression

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Examples

  • As we drove, Congolese soldiers — ostensibly separating a patchwork of rebel and militia camps — limped by in unlaced boots, rifles slapping against their backs.

    As Go the Hippos …

  • As we drove, Congolese soldiers — ostensibly separating a patchwork of rebel and militia camps — limped by in unlaced boots, rifles slapping against their backs.

    As Go the Hippos …

  • As we drove, Congolese soldiers — ostensibly separating a patchwork of rebel and militia camps — limped by in unlaced boots, rifles slapping against their backs.

    As Go the Hippos …

  • She bent over, unlaced her Skechers, then toed them off.

    Etched in Bone

  • A superb, dangerously over-worked, standing self-portrait, Painter Working, Reflection 1993 portrays the ageing artist wearing only unlaced boots, holding a palette and knife he was left-handed, addressing the viewer like a silent actor; invariably paint applied imaginatively to the planes of walls and floor reads as though a leitmotif for the prevailing mood.

    Lucian Freud obituary

  • "I try to show that corsets are back-lacing, and they have to be completely unlaced to take them off," she says.

    How to Undress a Victorian Lady in Your Next Historical Romance

  • When the food's gone, I take a mental survey of the night's festivities — a gram-and-a-half spliff rolled with the remainder of Billy and his old man's stash unlaced, half an E pill shaped like Starscream of the Transformers, two small lines of stingy coke some Rican probably cut with a lot of speed or Ex-Lax, five or six beers — a perfect exercise in decadent moderation.

    Monkeytown prologue/chapter first

  • She bent over, unlaced her Skechers, then toed them off.

    Etched in Bone

  • She bent over, unlaced her Skechers, then toed them off.

    Etched in Bone

  • She bent over, unlaced her Skechers, then toed them off.

    Etched in Bone

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