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  • Not forbidden; not prohibited: applied to persons; allowed; permitted; legal: applied to things.

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  • adjective Not forbidden; permitted.


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  • Liberty's lamp shines far out into the darkness, a beacon to the oppressed, a dazzling ray of hope to serf and bondsmen of other climes, yet here a sword unforbidden is piercing the heart of the mother whose son believes God has made us to differ so that he can go astray and return.

    Debate on Woman Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887 Various

  • No doubt the whole 'corpus dogmatum,' so supported, will, by the entire body of such believers, be eaten up; just as was the Mahometan hog, so humorously referred to by Cowper; but even that had not all its 'forbidden parts' miraculously shown to be 'unforbidden' to different minds!

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic Henry Rogers 1841

  • Little deaf Antony thought of tobacco unlimited, a silver-mounted pipe, and plenty of unforbidden rum.

    Tropic Days 2003

  • He seated himself — unforbidden this time — on the ottoman by her side.

    The Moonstone 2003

  • By using these cheap and so far unforbidden instruments you can at once rid yourself of the pressure of boards, policies and editors.

    Three Guineas 2003

  • Then they sang the Queen's praises, hailing her as Kore, which is her unforbidden name.

    The King Must Die Renault, Mary, 1905-1983 1958

  • You too may now unforbidden spare the nation of Pergama, gods and goddesses to whomsoever Ilium and the great glory of Dardania did wrong.

    The Aeneid of Virgil 70 BC-19 BC Virgil

  • The Duchess of York was one of the highest feeders in England: as this was an unforbidden pleasure she indulged herself in it, as an indemnification for other self-denials.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete Various

  • But, these general truths and propositions are as comprehensive as the necessity of the case requires; and, carried out into all their suitable applications they leave no sin unforbidden.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society

  • There the realm of Troy may rise again unforbidden.

    The Aeneid of Virgil 70 BC-19 BC Virgil


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