Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been prevented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not prevented or hindered.
  • adj. Not preceded by anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not prevented; not hindered.
  • Not preceded by anything.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ prevented

Examples

  • The relevant right here is neither the liberty-right to participate in the good nor the claim-right to be unprevented by others from participating in the good, both of which will normally be individual rights.

    Group Rights

  • Since one is free to the extent that one is externally unprevented from doing things, they say, one can be free to do what one does not desire to do.

    Positive and Negative Liberty

  • If being free meant being unprevented from realizing one's desires, then one could, again paradoxically, reduce one's unfreedom by coming to desire fewer of the things one is unfree to do.

    Positive and Negative Liberty

  • You are part of the reason that so many rapes go unprevented and unreported.

    Follow-up on “Don’t Piss Off Krissy” « Whatever

  • And it was the characteristic of our Visionary, that, when he saw a Duty so placed before him, he knew no other course than straightly to pursue it, looking neither to the right hand nor to the left, unprevented by obstacles, and fearless of consequences.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • It need only be said that the contrast of the two is striking and unmistakable; and that Webster evidently meant in the one to indicate the punishment of female vice, in the other to draw pity and terror by the exhibition of the unprevented but not unavenged sufferings of female virtue.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • To complete the strangeness of this strange trial, when sentence had been passed, Raleigh advanced quickly up the court, unprevented, and spoke to Cecil and one or two other commissioners, asking, as a favour, that the King would permit Cobham to die first.

    Raleigh

  • Was it not rather that the Soul of Nature, unprevented, unthwarted by distracting influences, found a freer entrance to hers, but she, not yet in harmony with it, felt its con - tact as alien-as bondage therefore and not liberty?

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

  • Lumley reached the door, tapped gently -- entered; and the child also stole in unobserved or at least unprevented.

    Ernest Maltravers — Complete

  • From the danger of sin unprevented, which will then be certainly committed; and in such deliberate commission, there is a greater probability that it will not, than that it will be pardoned,

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.

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