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sans

 (sănz, säN)
prep.
Without.

[Middle English, from Old French, blend of Latin sine, without and absentiā, in the absence of, ablative of absentia, absence, from absēns, absent-, present participle of abesse, to be away; see absent.]

sans

(sænz)
prep
an archaic word for without
[C13: from Old French sanz, from Latin sine without, but probably also influenced by Latin absentiā in the absence of]

sans

(sænz)

prep.
without: a bird sans feathers.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French sans]
Translations
bezbeze
References in classic literature ?
Some degrees above opened the bay of San Francisco.
Was San Francisco again to be visited by earthquake?
The San Francisco steamer was announced to leave that very evening, and it became necessary to find Passepartout, if possible, without delay.
In approaching this deserted mission-house from the south, the traveller passes over the mountain of San Juan, supposed to be the highest peak in the Californias.
In this volume I have used portions of letters which I wrote for the Daily Alta California, of San Francisco, the proprietors of that journal having waived their rights and given me the necessary permission.
A great wall of fog advanced across San Pablo Bay to meet us, and in a few minutes the Reindeer was running blindly through the damp obscurity.
Daughtry queried, though well he knew, the other steward having cursed to him the day he sailed from San Francisco on a blind lay instead of straight wages.
Julius II was Giuliano della Rovere, Cardinal of San Pietro ad Vincula, born 1443, died 1513.
This is a story told by the late Benson Foley of San Francisco:
In no blaze of glory did Burning Daylight descend upon San Francisco.
We hove up anchor to a jolly chanty, and sailed out of Yokohama harbour for San Francisco.
It took but a few minutes to cross by ferry from Berkeley to San Francisco.