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That brutal spirit of monopoly is still abroad and uncurbed.

This uncurbed liberty, however, was necessarily of short duration.

And thought began to gallop again, uncurbed, frantic, stampeding.

To pain a person who stirred her antagonism, this twenty uncurbed years had made one of Lillian Drew's first instincts.

Boone's eyes were sparkling; his imagination galloping free and uncurbed.

All that was bitter and hard in her soul, rose up at once to resent the indignity which her own uncurbed impulses had provoked.

That uncurbed dominion of the senses, to which his very boyhood had abandoned itself, found a willing slave in the man.

Some of the emotion of these lines arose simply from uncurbed youthful reaction from disappointment.

Dreams are a temporary insanity—reason sleeps and the mind roams the universe, uncurbed and wildly free.

This was the uncurbed tendency of the age which ultimated into universal custom.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.

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