Of course, a literary romance can equally bring substitute solace to the untethered heart.
They float free of such specifics, as untethered symbols of a world derived from print.
"Yes, yes," replied Grandfather Death, as slowly he untethered one by one the swine of Eubouleus.
He went to the sled, untethered the dogs, and sent them scuttling up the ravine.
To him she had always been what a pretty young matron usually is to a well-bred but hare-brained youth just untethered.
She shook her head, while I untethered Dolly, the sorrel mare.
There was no use in awakening you, so I untethered Emperor as quickly as I could, and out in pursuit of him.
A fleet of launches were now untethered upon the "Lightning."
Near by a horse, untethered, was quietly nosing at the trodden soil.
She took a bow, untethered herself from the Steinway, and headed for the hatch.
late 14c., "rope for fastening an animal," probably from Old Norse tjoðr "tether," from Proto-Germanic *teudran (cf. Danish tøir, Swedish tjuder, Old Frisian tiader, Middle Dutch tuder, Dutch tuier "line, rope," Old High German zeotar "pole of a cart"), from PIE root *deu- "to fasten" + instrumentive suffix *-tro-. Figurative sense of "measure of one's limitations" is attested from 1570s.
late 15c., from tether (n.). Related: Tethered; tethering.