And when it is loosed, it is just as exciting as any fashion rebellion.
No, our last act consists of a familiar parade of characters seemingly just loosed from the circus.
They loosed documents that let us understand the magnitude of this crime.
Hernandez was charged with explaining what it means to have an idea knocked off and loosed into the marketplace.
But as he loosed one after other he was longer and longer about it, and his words were slower.
She waited till the train was moving before she loosed her shaft.
She loosed the hand of her stage lover, and dropping a bouquet, held out two small hands to Ulick covered with violet powder.
Mrs. Doolan loosed her hold on the doctor's arm, but she did not go home.
But it was inevitable that the tie between Gutzkow and Menzel should soon be loosed.
She loosed her hold on his arm and turned from him with a sigh.
early 13c., "not securely fixed;" c.1300, "unbound," from Old Norse lauss "loose, free, vacant, dissolute," cognate with Old English leas "devoid of, false, feigned, incorrect," from Proto-Germanic *lausaz (cf. Danish løs "loose, untied," Swedish lös "loose, movable, detached," Middle Dutch, German los "loose, free," Gothic laus "empty, vain"), from PIE *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart" (see lose). Meaning "not clinging, slack" is mid-15c. Meaning "not bundled" is late 15c. Sense of "unchaste, immoral" is recorded from late 15c. Meaning "at liberty, free from obligation" is 1550s. Sense of "rambling, disconnected" is from 1680s. Figurative sense of loose cannon was in use by 1896, probably from celebrated image in a popular story by Hugo:
You can reason with a bull dog, astonish a bull, fascinate a boa, frighten a tiger, soften a lion; no resource with such a monster as a loose cannon. You cannot kill it, it is dead; and at the same time it lives. It lives with a sinister life which comes from the infinite. It is moved by the ship, which is moved by the sea, which is moved by the wind. This exterminator is a plaything. [Victor Hugo, "Ninety Three"]Loose end in reference to something unfinished, undecided, unguarded is from 1540s; to be at loose ends is from 1807. Phrase on the loose "free, unrestrained" is from 1749 (upon the loose).
early 13c, "to set free," from loose (adj.). Meaning "to undo, untie, unfasten" is 14c. Related: Loosed; loosing.