unfetter


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un·fet·ter

 (ŭn-fĕt′ər)
tr.v. un·fet·tered, un·fet·ter·ing, un·fet·ters
1. To free from fetters or other physical bonds.
2. To free from restraints or inhibitions.

unfetter

(ʌnˈfɛtə)
vb (tr)
1. to release from fetters, bonds, etc
2. to release from restraint or inhibition

un•fet•ter

(ʌnˈfɛt ər)

v.t.
1. to release from fetters.
2. to free from restraint; liberate.
[1325–75]

unfetter


Past participle: unfettered
Gerund: unfettering

Imperative
unfetter
unfetter
Present
I unfetter
you unfetter
he/she/it unfetters
we unfetter
you unfetter
they unfetter
Preterite
I unfettered
you unfettered
he/she/it unfettered
we unfettered
you unfettered
they unfettered
Present Continuous
I am unfettering
you are unfettering
he/she/it is unfettering
we are unfettering
you are unfettering
they are unfettering
Present Perfect
I have unfettered
you have unfettered
he/she/it has unfettered
we have unfettered
you have unfettered
they have unfettered
Past Continuous
I was unfettering
you were unfettering
he/she/it was unfettering
we were unfettering
you were unfettering
they were unfettering
Past Perfect
I had unfettered
you had unfettered
he/she/it had unfettered
we had unfettered
you had unfettered
they had unfettered
Future
I will unfetter
you will unfetter
he/she/it will unfetter
we will unfetter
you will unfetter
they will unfetter
Future Perfect
I will have unfettered
you will have unfettered
he/she/it will have unfettered
we will have unfettered
you will have unfettered
they will have unfettered
Future Continuous
I will be unfettering
you will be unfettering
he/she/it will be unfettering
we will be unfettering
you will be unfettering
they will be unfettering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unfettering
you have been unfettering
he/she/it has been unfettering
we have been unfettering
you have been unfettering
they have been unfettering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unfettering
you will have been unfettering
he/she/it will have been unfettering
we will have been unfettering
you will have been unfettering
they will have been unfettering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unfettering
you had been unfettering
he/she/it had been unfettering
we had been unfettering
you had been unfettering
they had been unfettering
Conditional
I would unfetter
you would unfetter
he/she/it would unfetter
we would unfetter
you would unfetter
they would unfetter
Past Conditional
I would have unfettered
you would have unfettered
he/she/it would have unfettered
we would have unfettered
you would have unfettered
they would have unfettered
Translations

unfetter

vt (fig)befreien (from von)
References in classic literature ?
Unto all of you, whatever honours ye like to assume in your names, whether ye call yourselves 'the free spirits' or 'the conscientious,' or 'the penitents of the spirit,' or 'the unfettered,' or 'the great longers,'--
They are unfettered by precedent in the administration of justice.
When he came to himself after being wounded and the flower of eternal, unfettered love had instantly unfolded itself in his soul as if freed from the bondage of life that had restrained it, he no longer feared death and ceased to think about it.
He was vaguely conscious of a sense of being treated unjustly, of there being a flaw in Claire's words somewhere if he could only find it, but the sudden attack had deprived him of the free and unfettered use of his powers of reasoning.
His direction was aimless--he merely raced on and on through the jungle, the joy of unfettered action his principal urge, with the hope of stumbling upon some clew to Chulk or the she, a secondary incentive.
Thenceforth he smokes his pipe in serenity, and gazes out upon the magnificent picture below and about him with unfettered enjoyment.
One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy--is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms.
In short, she lives a pattern for her sex, unfettered by any romantic and foolish pledges, discharging all the natural duties of her years and station in an exemplary manner, but unwilling to incur any new ones, because she has but one heart, and that was long since given with its purity, sincerity, and truth, to him who is dead, and can never become the property of another.
I almost envied the unfettered, vigorous fluency of her discourse, and the strong sense evinced by everything she said--and yet, I did not; for, though I occasionally regretted my own deficiencies for his sake, it gave me very great pleasure to sit and hear the two beings I loved and honoured above every one else in the world, discoursing together so amicably, so wisely, and so well.
When he had seen him spring, a free man, to his feet, and had given vent to the transport of delight which the sight awakened, he went to work upon his own, which soon fell rattling down upon the ground, and left his limbs unfettered.
The regulation of commerce with the Indian tribes is very properly unfettered from two limitations in the articles of Confederation, which render the provision obscure and contradictory.
why leave ye the knave unfettered?'' Without daring to remonstrate, the companions of Gurth bound him with a halter, as the readiest cord which occurred.