un·​ob·​struct·​ed | \ˌən-əb-ˈstrək-təd, -äb-\

Definition of unobstructed 

: clear or free from obstructions or obstacles : not obstructed an unobstructed view of the river

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Besides the matters of development, peace, and affluence, unobstructed access to resources may come to mind. Nathan Sproul, Fortune, "How Relying on Oil Makes Us More Vulnerable to Cyberattacks," 10 May 2018 The view from the top, once unobstructed, has since been choked by trees and condominiums. Thomas Graham,, "Walking these seven hills of San Francisco a peak experience," 28 June 2018 Sandy shores along the 276-acre Terrapin Nature Park provide unobstructed bridge vistas. Stephanie Citron,, "Can’t-miss detours along Maryland's Eastern Shore to explore on your beach trip this summer," 8 May 2018 Music is played into your ears, but your ear canal remains unobstructed. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Sony’s futuristic earbuds are a pain in the present," 29 June 2018 But most exciting is the view: a mostly unobstructed panorama of downtown Manhattan, framed by the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Jenna Gottlieb, Vogue, "The Hottest Hotel Pools to Cool Down In This Summer," 21 June 2018 Barrios navigated around plumes of noxious smoke to capture an unobstructed birds-eye image of an angry red fissure snaking through the jungle landscape. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "Photo of the Week: Hawaii's Massive Volcano Seen From Above," 10 May 2018 Per the language that emerged at the summit, perhaps the rule would apply to an attacking player taking an unobstructed path to unload a hit. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "NFL coaches see both challenge and opportunity in implementation of new helmet rule," 2 May 2018 In that game, A’ja Wilson, South Carolina’s 6-foot-5 forward and the consensus national player of the year, missed 14 of her 18 shots, some of them unobstructed attempts, others hindered by Williams. JerÉ Longman, New York Times, "UConn Crushes South Carolina en Route to 11th Straight Final Four," 26 Mar. 2018

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1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unobstructed was in 1648

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