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sans

preposition \ ˈsanz \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018
: without
  • my love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw
  • —William Shakespeare

Examples of sans in a Sentence

  1. She went to the party sans her husband.

  2. anyone sans shirt will not be allowed in the restaurant

Origin and Etymology of sans

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

sans Synonyms

Synonyms

absent, minus, wanting, without;


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sans

noun \ ˈsanz \
plural sans

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First Known Use of sans

circa 1909

in the meaning defined above

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