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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unpinion.


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  • So without losing time he caused his sister to be unpinioned, and Nuzhat al-Zaman came up to him and kissed his hands, whilst her eves ran over with tears.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They arrived on the ground pinioned; their sentence was read to them and Valenzuela was unpinioned for

    The Philippine Islands

  • While this portion of the meal was under discussion their minds moved free, unpinioned, with airy lightness, over all manner of topics.


  • As his eyes became accustomed to the dim light of the interior, he realized that the elderly man seemed to be resisting the efforts of the other who knelt upon his unpinioned arm.

    The Promise A Tale of the Great Northwest

  • But the friar was persistent and patient, and in the end the last knot ran loose, and our cocassier was unpinioned.

    The Historical Nights' Entertainment First Series

  • Near at hand, and also under guard, but unpinioned, mademoiselle his sister sat hunched upon a hillock of sand.

    Captain Blood

  • Winged his dark way through those unpinioned spheres,

    0 969. Sonnets by Lloyd Mifflin. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900

  • One by one the battered and rickety wagons jolted by; then came the bloody and dishevelled soldiery plodding with shouldered muskets through the lanes of excited warriors, scarcely letting their haggard eyes rest on the two prisoners who stood, unpinioned in the front rank.

    The Hidden Children

  • I asked him if he could not let me go unpinioned, for it was ignoble to go to ones death tied like a beast.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Their fame is diffused in a very wide circle -- that of some as far as Islington, and some yet farther still; while mine, I sincerely believe, has hardly travelled beyond the sound of Bow Bell; and, while the works of others fly like unpinioned swans, I find my own move as heavily as a new-plucked goose.

    Goldsmith English Men of Letters Series


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