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  • v. To release from manacles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To free from manacles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To release from or as from manacles; set free.


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un- +‎ manacle


  • Sir, the present is not the period to unmanacle the slave in this or any other state of the Union.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918

  • Or, to put it as some aspiring writers might: without embroiling us in superfluous polysemousness, it must be averred that the aesthetic propensities of a vainglorious tome toward prolixity or indeed even the pseudo-pragmatic co-optation — as by droit du seigneur — of an antiquitarian lexis, whilst purportedly an amendment to the erudition of said opuscule and arguably consanguinean (metaphorically speaking) and perhaps even existentially bound up with its literary apprizal, can all too facilely directionize in the azimuth of fustian grandiloquence or unmanacle unpurposed (or even dystelelogical) consequences on a pith and/or douceur de vivre level vis-à-vis even the most pansophic reader.

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