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[uhn-ri-streynt] /ˌʌn rɪˈstreɪnt/
absence of or freedom from restraint.
Origin of unrestraint
First recorded in 1795-1805; un-1 + restraint Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He wanted to get back to his book, and to the unrestraint of the dear old schoolroom.

    The Children of Wilton Chase Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • But so also do many of the subtler forms of unrestraint or intemperate action.


    John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • Bat looked at the man with all the unrestraint of the practiced negotiator.

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist John T. McIntyre
  • But she was overcome, and he suffered a pang of regret at his unrestraint.

  • In the rhetoricians frequent warning is issued to the forensic neophyte to avoid the unrestraint of theatrical gesticulation.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • He sings of the artists' balls that ape the Bohemia of Paris, of our genius, our unrestraint, our scorn of all convention.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • He was more impressed by Marshall's gayety and unrestraint at the Quoit Club than by anything else he noted.

  • The tremulous tensity in his voice set her heart to leaping with an unrestraint yet wilder.

  • For a moment, at the frontier, the bonds of custom are broken and unrestraint is triumphant.

    The Frontier in American History

    Frederick Jackson Turner
  • As a boy the superintendent was wild, and during a moment of unrestraint he slew his Sabbath-school teacher while yet a youth.

    Maw's Vacation Emerson Hough

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