- a past participle of forbid.
- not allowed; prohibited: a forbidden food in his religion.
- Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by the selection rules: forbidden transition.
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Examples from the Web for unforbidden
His lyre was set among the stars; and he himself went down to join Eurydice, unforbidden.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Now press my lips, unforbidden, upon that exquisite mouth, and believe it warm.In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Little deaf Antony thought of tobacco unlimited, a silver-mounted pipe, and plenty of unforbidden rum.Tropic Days
E. J. Banfield
For the rest, the 'unforbidden country' lies within these four walls.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
He stretched himself beside her and love stirred in her heart, unforbidden, as in a happy dream.The Helpmate</p>
- not permitted by order or law
- physics involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by certain rules derived from quantum mechanics, esp rules for changes in the electrical dipole moment of the system
It was formerly considered incorrect to talk of forbidding someone from doing something, but in modern usage either from or to can be used: he was forbidden from entering/to enter the building
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