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  • Wolves are also strict monogamists, and although I do not necessarily consider this an admirable trait, it does make the reputation for unbridled promiscuity which we have bestowed on the wolf somewhat hypocritical.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It was attached to his saddle, which was cinched around his horse, which, when they stopped, could be subtly unbridled, just enough so that with a fierce tug from her end, the chain would rip the saddle off the beast, he’d tumble to the ground, and she would— She sensed Captain Westfall’s attention.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • But the unbridled happiness of the reunion was short-lived.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • Jameelah could prove her whereabouts for more or less every minute of their marriage, and the husband had not read the texts themselves, but his suspicions were nonetheless unbridled.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • There is no freak exhibitionism here, no perverted striving for novelty, no orgy of unbridled egotism.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • My own spirits were high, and I bounded along with feelings of unbridled joy and hilarity.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • This lower stretch of the river, from Hoover Dam to the gulf, has little in common with the unbridled torrent that explodes through the Grand Canyon, some 250 miles upstream from Topock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He opened his eyes, and into them came the unbridled anger of a kidnapped king.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • On the other, there’s the blight of unbridled competition.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He had no money, but he found means, when it seemed good to him, to indulge in "unbridled extravagance."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Queendom had been enjoying a tentative peace ever since the time, twelve years earlier, when unbridled bloodshed spattered the doorstep of every Wonderlander.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He counted two houses and nearly missed the third, so high and unbridled were the dark bushes in front of it.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • When you face the force of an ice storm, you don’t exactly walk boldly forward in a show of unbridled confidence.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Born out of bedlock hereditary epilepsy is present, the consequence of unbridled lust.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The cavalcade had not long passed, before the branches of the bushes that formed the thicket were cautiously moved asunder, and a human visage, as fiercely wild as savage art and unbridled passions could make it, peered out on the retiring footsteps of the travelers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Don Quixote was on foot with his horse unbridled and his lance leaning against a tree, and in short completely defenceless; he thought it best therefore to fold his arms and bow his head and reserve himself for a more favourable occasion and opportunity.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He was not to blame for having been born with his unbridled temperament and his somehow limited intelligence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Some carts harnessed with unbridled horses were moving rapidly along a narrow by-road.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • She could not remember ever having known anyone in such a state of unbridled passion.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The attacking dwarves faltered at the unbridled power of his voice, then resumed their offensive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He unbridled and fed his horse, and as he re-entered the house the clock struck three.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Here we see him and his queen give rein to their unbridled passion!
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • They stopped to look at her, laughing, and began jesting with unbridled licentiousness.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Everywhere it had been blood on steel, and smoke on sky, and power unbridled —and, in the general confusion of the times, Gawaine had at last contrived to murder our dear old friend King Pellinore, in revenge for the death of his own father, King Lot.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • So they did not abstain; and, in the midst of the uproar, there was a frightful concert of blasphemies and enormities of all the unbridled tongues, the tongues of clerks and students restrained during the rest of the year, by the fear of the hot iron of Saint Louis.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But she persevered, overcome by the growing anxiety, and little by little she was getting back her ancestral appetite, the taste of primary minerals, the unbridled satisfaction of what was the original food.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • In the reflection, Miles stared at Brian with unbridled hatred.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • That was not the phrase for such a girl as Miss Tulliver; it would have been more correct to say that she had been actuated by mere unwomanly boldness and unbridled passion.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Yes, I understood the invitation to madness and the jettison of reason and the escape from the clogs of convention in surrender to the unbridled surge of spirit and fantasy.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • And though Diamond, Lou, Oz, Eugene, and Cotton all applauded too, and the children grinned happily at each other, Lou noticed that Cotton’s expression wasn’t one of unbridled optimism.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • She was sitting with two women, and her face, long riddled with wrinkles from her unbridled gift for grimaces, was in a state of animation.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I did not exactly flirt with you; but that inborn craving which undermines some women’s morals almost more than unbridled passion—the craving to attract and captivate, regardless of the injury it may do the man—was in me; and when I found I had caught you, I was frightened.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …violence of intention-that indefinable something which forces it upon the mind and the heart of a man, that this complication of accidents or these elemental furies are coming at him with a purpose of malice, with a strength beyond control, with an unbridled cruelty that means to tear out of him his hope and fear, the pain of his fatigue and the longing for rest: which means to smash, to destroy, to annihilate all he has seen, known, loved, enjoyed, or hated; all that is priceless and…
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • …expected of Englishmen; that was the time when at the mast-heads of the three-deckers and seventy-fours moored in her own roadstead—a fleet, the right arm of a Power then all but the sole free conservative one of the Old World—the blue-jackets, to be numbered by thousands, ran up with huzzas the British colors with the union and cross wiped out; by that cancellation transmuting the flag of founded law and freedom defined, into the enemy’s red meteor of unbridled and unbounded revolt.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • "Sir Knight," said Rebecca, "I would avoid reproaches—But what is more certain than that I owe my death to thine unbridled passion?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum; after which the former gave a loose to mirth, sang two or three amorous songs, and fell into every frantic disorder which unbridled joy is apt to inspire; but so far was he from any disposition to quarrel, that he was ten times better humoured, if possible, than when he was sober.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The scent of unbridled energy was everywhere, but maybe that had just been the storm.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • His father had murdered Hilda with his unbridled lust.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I can feel Ann’s excitement, her nerves, her unbridled joy.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • A vile, unbridled tongue!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • His timid show of affection did not work, nor did the unbridled passion that always overcame him in her presence.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • I reckon this was some disrespectful, but with all doo respect to Miss Dorothy she has got a pair of unbridled eyes.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • He dotes on his children, letting Jackie be the disciplinarian, and takes unbridled pleasure in being close to them.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • She had a quick, unbridled laugh, and when she smiled there was a mischievous hint about it, as though she knew something that no one else did.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • This unusual balance of spirit and calm, of serenity and unbridled joy, intrigued Wulfgar and kept him off-balance whenever he spoke with the girl.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The whole region went on a monumental, unbridled rampage, and only the snow finches, which could suddenly appear in flocks, seemed to feel at home in it.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She was dry and sober to the point of maliciousness, but her sober-mindedness went hand in hand with an imagination unbridled in everything to do with superstition.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • This is not well, rash and unbridled boy, To fly the favours of so good a king; To pluck his indignation on thy head By the misprizing of a maid too virtuous For the contempt of empire.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • The director would want to see him in his unbridled, unmedicated state, Colleen insisted, and off she went with our desperately happy dog beside her in her red pickup truck.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
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