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  • adjective Not prefaced; without a preface.


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un- +‎ prefaced


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  • He had long before learned to play up, solemnly, to those unprefaced and disingenuous leads.

    Then I'll Come Back to You Larry Evans

  • And, Mary's return being delayed, Sibyl found time to think this unprefaced exit odder and ruder than she had first considered it.

    The Turmoil 1915

  • The day of the dance, the last day they could hope for together, came unprefaced by development.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck 1904

  • "It's over," she declared in a passionate and unprefaced outburst.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck 1904

  • He realized that he must protect her even from himself -- from the shock she would suffer by his unprefaced appearance, this lover who would come like one risen from the dead!

    When Egypt Went Broke Holman Day 1900

  • It was all about the arrangements for the morrow, full of the utmost good-nature and desire to secure every one's pleasure, but all discussed in a broad out-spoken way, with a liberal use of slang phrases, and of unprefaced surnames, a freedom of manner and jovial carelessness of voice that specially marked Rashe Charteris at home.

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • "Who?" she asked, terrified by the unprefaced announcement.

    Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black 1859

  • It is regulated by the same law as that of love between persons of different sexes, only it is purely intellectual and spiritual, unprefaced by any mixture of lower instincts, undisturbed by any need of consulting temporal interests; its law is the desire of the spirit to realize a whole, which makes it seek in another being that which it finds not in itself.

    Woman in the Ninteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition and Duties, of Woman. Margaret Fuller 1830


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