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tr.v. un·shack·led, un·shack·ling, un·shack·les
1. To remove the shackles from.
2. To free; liberate: unshackled him from conventional thinking.
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Adj.1.unshackled - not bound by shackles and chainsunshackled - not bound by shackles and chains  
unbound - not restrained or tied down by bonds
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It had given him a disgust to his business, and to his residence in a small market town; and, in quitting them both, he had removed with his family to a house about a mile from Meryton, denominated from that period Lucas Lodge, where he could think with pleasure of his own importance, and, unshackled by business, occupy himself solely in being civil to all the world.
A short time, however, spent in revelry, would be sufficient to drain his purse and sate him with civilized life, and he would return with new relish to the unshackled freedom of the forest.
The spirit of insubordination, which emanated from the unfortunate Asa, had spread among his juniors; and the squatter had been made painfully to remember the time when, in the wantonness of his youth and vigour, he had, reversing the order of the brutes, cast off his own aged and failing parents, to enter into the world unshackled and free.
No, it was not regret which made Anne's heart beat in spite of herself, and brought the colour into her cheeks when she thought of Captain Wentworth unshackled and free.
Well, leave thy elephants unshackled tonight and see what comes.
A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one's belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub's possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.
Unshackled, he epitomized freedom from the restraints of mind and body.
This has stood in contrast to recent moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has pushed for a more unshackled military that has been constrained since the end of the war.
ISLAMABAD -- The climate change ministry has devised a comprehensive project to regulate water table depleting rapidly which will bar unshackled drilling of bore wells and tube wells in the country.
To a question, she said the main reason of pollution in the federal capital was unshackled number of automobiles resulting huge vehicular emissions, industrial emissions and garbage burning.
Either it is finally unshackled from the dictates of its political overlords and is now freely prosecuting all those who deserve to be held accountable; or, to believe the many detractors, it is overzealous in its targeting of individuals and its targets are often chosen based on political fault lines.
The heart of the business is inspired by the unshackled freedom of expression emblematic of classic horror films that harmonizes with brazen and imaginative low-cost production, presenting the opportunity to showcase daring new voices in horror cinema.