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 But bringing on board malleable underlings has sometimes produced the unique chaos of Trump unbound, and Kushner’s own feel for people has been spotty. Brian Bennett, Time, "Inside Jared Kushner’s Unusual White House Role," 16 Jan. 2020 But Mr Trump also feels unbound by agreements, oral or otherwise, made by previous governments, a blow to China and its elephantine capacity for remembering ancient half-promises. The Economist, "Why Chinese officials like useless meetings in over-stuffed chairs," 1 Aug. 2019 His legs scissored apart in soaring full splits, the unbound flexibility delivering an extra sensation of vigor and freedom. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, "The Washington Ballet let Brooklyn Mack go. The popular dancer landed at the Metropolitan Opera House.," 18 June 2019 Just consider some of what was lost in the Los Angeles Central Library fire, as detailed in Orlean’s book: Patent listings, magazines, microfilm, unbound manuscripts and 400,000 books of all types. Martin Wolk, latimes.com, "Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries," 20 June 2019 Then, there’s the class of rock gods—Jagger, Bowie, Prince—whose omnisexuality seemed unbound by earthly constraints. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Troye Sivan’s Coming of Age," 17 June 2019 Once that support system is in place, Trump is unbound, free to impose his fantasies on reality. David Roberts, Vox, "The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis," 2 Nov. 2018 And the end result is a neutron star just under two solar masses, with most of that material being an exotic form of matter of unbound quarks and gluons. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Atoms may come apart as the Universe’s biggest stars explode," 24 Oct. 2018 Gill, also a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claims Roscoe was much calmer and less aggressive for the subsequent three weeks, and didn’t try to attack the other lobsters in his tank even though his claws were unbound. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Maine officials say getting lobsters stoned with marijuana before killing them is illegal," 23 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of unbound

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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6 Feb 2020

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“Unbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbound. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbound

: not controlled or influenced by something
: not tied together with something (such as string or rope)
: not having a cover or binding

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