un·​bound | \ ˌən-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce unbound (audio) \

Definition of unbound

: not bound: such as
a(1) : not fastened
(2) : not confined
b : not having the leaves fastened together an unbound book
c : not bound together with other issues unbound periodicals
d : not held in chemical or physical combination

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Examples of unbound in a Sentence

He dresses however he likes and feels unbound by convention. a test to determine the amount of unbound iron in the blood
Recent Examples on the Web To be free is to be empowered and, unbound, Black people seem to scare this world. Jeneé Osterheldt, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 The creature, unbound and apparently alone, has careened around a bend and is barreling toward you, eyes wild and tongue out. Mark Remy, Outside Online, 12 Oct. 2018 Shooting the film this way allows the story to feel raw and unbound — like Josephine Decker’s early projects — even though the director is always in control. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2022 Mad men, unbound by reality and a survival instinct, might also choose nuclear war. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 By-the-glass options give me freedom to be whimsical, unbound by the barriers of business. Bon Appétit, 8 Jan. 2022 Again, the press was unbound, the pages stuffed, the coordinates declared, the baggies stored. Marion Renault, The New Republic, 20 Dec. 2021 Chanel unbound women from corsets, offering them breathable jersey sportswear, relaxed trousers, and, of course, the simplicity and ease of the little black dress. Celia Ellenberg, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2022 With that, her intimate memoir is unbound and unblinkingly fearless – yet dramatically structured – in recalling the emotion of her mother’s death and the manner in which a young Zauner forged her identity as an artist and as a woman. Chris Willman, Variety, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unbound

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbound. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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