\ˈsanz \

Definition of sans 

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: without my love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw— William Shakespeare

sans

noun
\ˈsanz \
plural sans

Definition of sans (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for sans

Synonyms: Preposition

absent, minus, wanting, without

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Examples of sans in a Sentence

Preposition

She went to the party sans her husband. anyone sans shirt will not be allowed in the restaurant

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The design features a black sans-serif I, C, and A on a white background. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "The ICA is getting a new logo," 31 May 2018 Stuffy wall texts have been replaced by short panels in a zippy sans-serif typeface, part of a larger rebranding by Sagmeister & Walsh. Jason Farago, New York Times, "A Museum’s Fresh Take on the Whole Megillah," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sans

Preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sans

Preposition

Middle English saun, sans, from Anglo-French san, sanz, modification of Latin sine without — more at sunder

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