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  • v. Present participle of unmoor.


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  • The Cowboy finished unmooring the boat, while the Kahuna headed to the cabin.

    Rogue Oracle

  • What is required for works of literature to be accepted as the kind of distinctive activity their authors conceive them to be is for everyone involved -- readers, critics, writers themselves -- to acknowledge that in this particular instance, the exercise of the imagination we call fiction or poetry, language has a license to wander where it will, if necessary unmooring itself completely from the constraints of representing reality in its most familiar forms.

    Realism in Fiction

  • But what we saw since the 1980s was the unmooring of the financial sector from the rest of the economy.

    James Kwak: '13 Bankers' In 4 Pictures: Why Wall Street Profits Are Out Of Whack

  • Second, the unmooring of surveillance from a phone line, email address, or other communication channel specified in advance raised some concerns about the breadth of orders where a target was identified by description rather than name.

    A Few Further Questions About the FISA Bill

  • The Soviet collapse also unleashed economic and social chaos in Russia itself, as well as the further unmooring of the Middle East.

    A world with no one in charge

  • That sense of unmooring, that disbelief, has been replaced by the acknowledgement that the market, for the foreseeable future, will remain grim.

    Mood Ping! Stages of Commercial Grief Shift

  • What I'm referring to is an unmooring from basic, just, unselfish †"and one might even say, patriotic, in the true sense of the term â€" dignity, generosity, humanity.

    My Country, Misery

  • While we are on arbitrary powers, what makes you think that unmooring the Government from the textual underpinning will lead to less arbitrariness, not more?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Feds to Target Texting?

  • A banner was presently displayed from the roof of the castle in reply to these signals, and one or two figures were seen busied as if unmooring a boat which lay close to the islet.

    The Abbot

  • You add that, "The thought was both emancipating and unmooring."

    Chris Beha: A Day At The Beach


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