It is the stage of unhampered egoism, of laissez-faire applied to morals.
In both these labors he meant to be strengthened and yet unhampered.
For the Chinese, you must not forget, were the most original and unhampered of artists.
I want you to use your wits in your own way, unhampered, unencumbered.
I have now been with her to seven physicians who were interested, and have shown them Nature's own unhampered work.
I must be absolutely free and unhampered, to plan and carry out what I see fit.
A social regenerator has a better chance outside, where he is unhampered by dogma and tradition.
He knew Harris was entitled to unhampered command, and that he had hampered.
Their ends could now be accomplished and their interests best furthered by unhampered political activity.
So, she fought no more, but left destiny to work its will unhampered by her futile strivings.
late 14c., hampren "to surround, imprison, confine," also "to pack in a container," of unknown origin, possibly from hamper (n.1), or somehow connected to Middle English hamelian "to maim." Related: Hampered; hampering.
"large basket," early 14c., contraction of Anglo-French hanaper (Anglo-Latin hanepario), from Old French hanepier "case for holding a large goblet or cup;" in medical use "skull," also "helmet; armored leather cap," from hanap "goblet," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Saxon hnapp "cup, bowl;" Old High German hnapf, German Napf, Old English hnæpp). The word also meant (15c.) "the department of Chancery into which fees were paid for sealing and enrolling charters, etc." The first -a- may be a French attempt to render Germanic hn- into an acceptable Romanic form.
1835, "things important for a ship but in the way at certain times" (Klein's definition), from French hamper "to impede." Hence top hamper, originally "upper masts, spars, rigging, etc. of a sailing ship."