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But the burgeoning Progressive movement sought to make casting ballots a peaceful and orderly experience unfettered by electioneering.
Its unfettered access drew fans and journalists from all over the world.
Business‘Right to Yelp’: New laws would protect reviewers from lawsuits The decision comes as many online companies are reconsidering the effects of unfettered speech.
The unfettered polymathic openness of a Helmholtz or a Schoenberg seems comparatively rare in our age of narrow expertise.
And that's what that judge by unfettered authorities.
Usually state-financed, European opera is unfettered by the financial concerns that hold sway on this side of the Atlantic.
Mercury retrograde’s reputation for sowing chaos and frustration in our communication and messing up technology can give the impression that all retrograde periods are times of unfettered, anarchic destruction.
In late 2016, Google’s security team scrambled to fix a critical vulnerability that allowed attackers to gain unfettered root access to Android devices by using a relatively new class of exploit that manipulates data stored in memory chips.
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A fetter is a chain or shackle for the feet (as on a prisoner), or, more broadly, anything that confines or restrains. The word derives from Middle English "feter" and shares a relationship with Old English fot, meaning "foot." In current English "unfettered" typically suggests that someone or something is figuratively "unchained," or unrestrained in progress or spirit. The poet John Donne is believed to have been the first to use "unfettered" in this way, in his 1601 work The Progress of the Soule: "To an unfetterd soules quick nimble hast / Are falling stars, and hearts thoughts, but slow pac'd."
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: not controlled or restricted
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