unbarred


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un·bar

 (ŭn-bär′)
tr. & intr.v. un·barred, un·bar·ring, un·bars
To remove the bars from or become unbarred.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbarred - not firmly fastened or securedunbarred - not firmly fastened or secured; "an unbarred door"; "went through the unlatched gate into the street"; "an unlocked room"
unfastened - not closed or secured; "the car door was unfastened"; "unfastened seatbelts"
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For lo, the palace portals are unbarred, And soon ye shall behold a sight so sad That he who must abhorred would pity it.
It was through this gateway his Majesty proposed to escape, and the Royal Army now led the Saw-Horse along the passage and unbarred the gate, which swung backward with a loud crash.
As he unbarred the door, a smile of joy flitted across his strangely young-looking face and lingered for a moment about his lips.
The door leading to Professor Maxon's campong, left unlatched earlier in the evening by von Horn for sinister motives of his own, was still unbarred through a fatal coincidence of forgetfulness on the part of the professor.
After performance of this pious rite Haita unbarred the gate of the fold and with a cheerful mind drove his flock afield, eating his morning meal of curds and oat cake as he went, occasionally pausing to add a few berries, cold with dew, or to drink of the waters that came away from the hills to join the stream in the middle of the valley and be borne along with it, he knew not whither.
In plainer language, it was twelve o'clock, and all the family, as we have said, lay buried in drink and sleep, except only Mrs Western, who was deeply engaged in reading a political pamphlet, and except our heroine, who now softly stole down-stairs, and, having unbarred and unlocked one of the house-doors, sallied forth, and hastened to the place of appointment.
With the first ray of light that struggled through the crevices in the shutters, Oliver arose, and again unbarred the door.
Their love for man, their zeal for God's service -- these holy impulses may or may not coexist in their hearts with the evil inmates to which their guilt has unbarred the door, and which must needs propagate a hellish breed within them.
Its massive oaken door stood unbarred. Within was a small chamber, chilly as an ice-house, and walled by Nature with solid limestone that was dewy with a cold sweat.
At four o'clock, on such a roseate summer's morning as even made Great Gaunt Street look cheerful, the faithful Tinker, having wakened her bedfellow, and bid her prepare for departure, unbarred and unbolted the great hall door (the clanging and clapping whereof startled the sleeping echoes in the street), and taking her way into Oxford Street, summoned a coach from a stand there.
Linton, on the third day, unbarred her door, and having finished the water in her pitcher and decanter, desired a renewed supply, and a basin of gruel, for she believed she was dying.
Casement windows opened, crazy doors were unbarred, and people came forth shivering--chilled, as yet, by the new sweet air.