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WITHOUT, prep.

1. Not with; as without success.

2. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

3. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

4. Beyond; not within.

Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.

5. Supposing the negation or omission of.

Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French must end in our destruction.

6. Independent of; not by the use of. Men like to live without labor.

Wise men will do it without a law.

7. On the outside of; as without the gate; without doors.

8. With exemption from. That event cannot happen without great damage to our interests.

9. Unless; except.

Without, when it precedes a sentence or member of a sentence, has been called a conjunction. This is a mistake. You will not enjoy health, without you use much exercise. In this sentence, without is a preposition still, but followed by a member of a sentence, instead of a single noun. It has no property of a connective or conjunction, and does not fall within the definition. You will not enjoy health, this fact following being removed, or not taking place; you use exercise. This use of without, is nearly superseded by unless and except, among good writers and speakers; but is common in popular discourse or parlance.

WITHOUT, adv.

1. Not on the inside; not within.

These were from without the growing miseries.

2. Out of doors.

3. Externally; not in the mind.

Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Corinthians 7.



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WITHOUT, prep.

1. Not with; as without success.

2. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

3. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

4. Beyond; not within.

Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.

5. Supposing the negation or omission of.

Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French must end in our destruction.

6. Independent of; not by the use of. Men like to live without labor.

Wise men will do it without a law.

7. On the outside of; as without the gate; without doors.

8. With exemption from. That event cannot happen without great damage to our interests.

9. Unless; except.

Without, when it precedes a sentence or member of a sentence, has been called a conjunction. This is a mistake. You will not enjoy health, without you use much exercise. In this sentence, without is a preposition still, but followed by a member of a sentence, instead of a single noun. It has no property of a connective or conjunction, and does not fall within the definition. You will not enjoy health, this fact following being removed, or not taking place; you use exercise. This use of without, is nearly superseded by unless and except, among good writers and speakers; but is common in popular discourse or parlance.

WITHOUT, adv.

1. Not on the inside; not within.

These were from without the growing miseries.

2. Out of doors.

3. Externally; not in the mind.

Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Corinthians 7.

WITH-OUT', adv.

  1. Not on the inside; not within. These were from without the growing miseries. – Milton.
  2. Out of doors.
  3. Externally; not in the mind. Without were lightings, within were fears. 2 Cor. vii.

WITH-OUT', prep. [Sax. withutan; with and out.]

  1. Not with; as, without success.
  2. In a state of destitution or absence from. There is no living with thee nor without thee. – Tatler.
  3. In a state of not having, or of destitution. How many live all their life without virtue, and without peace of conscience.
  4. Beyond; not within. Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. – Burnet.
  5. Supposing the negation or omission of. Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French must end in our destruction. – Addison.
  6. Independent of; not by the use of. Men like to live without labor. Wise men will do it without a law. – Bacon.
  7. On the outside of; as, without the gate; without doors.
  8. With exemption from. That event can not happen without great damage to our interests.
  9. Unless; except. Without, when it precedes a sentence or member of a sentence, has been called a conjunction. This is a mistake. "You will not enjoy health, without you use much exercise." In this sentence, without is a preposition still, but followed by a member of a sentence, instead of a single noun. It has no property of a connective or conjunction, and does not fall within the definition. You will not enjoy health, this fact following being removed, or not taking place; you use exercise. This use of without, is nearly superseded by unless and except, among good writers and speakers; but is common in popular discourse or parlance.

With*out"
  1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.

    Without the gate
    Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
    Dryden.

  2. Unless; except; -- introducing a clause.

    You will never live to my age without you keep yourselves in breath with exercise, and in heart with joyfulness. Sir P. Sidney.

    * Now rarely used by good writers or speakers.

  3. On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally.

    Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Cor. vii. 5.

  4. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.

    Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. T. Burnet.

  5. Outside of the house; out of doors.

    The people came unto the house without. Chaucer.

  6. Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage.

    I wolde it do withouten negligence. Chaucer.

    Wise men will do it without a law. Bacon.

    Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction. Addison.

    There is no living with thee nor without thee. Tatler.

    To do without. See under Do. -- Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally; as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day. -- Without recourse. See under Recourse.

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Without

WITHOUT, preposition

1. Not with; as without success.

2. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

3. In a state of destitution or absence from.

There is no living with thee nor without thee.

4. Beyond; not within.

Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.

5. Supposing the negation or omission of.

WITHOUT the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms from the French must end in our destruction.

6. Independent of; not by the use of. Men like to live without labor.

Wise men will do it without a law.

7. On the outside of; as without the gate; without doors.

8. With exemption from. That event cannot happen without great damage to our interests.

9. Unless; except.

WITHOUT, when it precedes a sentence or member of a sentence, has been called a conjunction. This is a mistake. You will not enjoy health, without you use much exercise. In this sentence, without is a preposition still, but followed by a member of a sentence, instead of a single noun. It has no property of a connective or conjunction, and does not fall within the definition. You will not enjoy health, this fact following being removed, or not taking place; you use exercise. This use of without is nearly superseded by unless and except, among good writers and speakers; but is common in popular discourse or parlance.

WITHOUT, adverb

1. Not on the inside; not within.

These were from without the growing miseries.

2. Out of doors.

3. Externally; not in the mind.

WITHOUT were fightings, within were fears. 2 Corinthians 7:5.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Thy own importance know.

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