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  • n  frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
  • n  freedom from restraint
    the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made
  • n  a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice
    misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression
  • n  the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
  • n  movement or space for movement
  • n  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  • v  make loose or looser
  • v  make less severe or strict
  • v  become less severe or strict
  • v  disentangle and raise the fibers of
  • v  cause to become loose
  • v  make less dense
  • v  become loose or looser or less tight

  • Some of the assembled savants were inclined to blame the new looseness on the movies ("That unmitigated evil") and cigarette smoking: "It is a biological fact that habitual .
  • If there's a suggestion of paradox in those two achievements--a mixture of classiness and looseness, of discipline and danger, of dedication and recklessness--Winslet doesn't cop .
  • When Sherwood Anderson wrote Winesburg, Ohio, he was trying, he said, to convey "a new looseness of lives flowing past each other.
Quotes

  • Sean Payton in San Diego Union Tribune
    His knee appeared stable on the practice field,Payton said. "A lot of times you can tell right away if there's looseness in the joint, but there appeared to be pretty good stability."
  • George Karl in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    It's like in the first half we feel out the game and don't play with an urgency, especially defensively,said Nuggets head coach George Karl. "When we're scoring points, we kind of have a looseness defensively, and then when we try to...
  • Alex Smith in Sports Network
    It's just a matter of pain and dealing with it,Smith said of his shoulder. "There was going to be some of that (looseness) at the beginning of the game anyway. You take that one dump shot on the sideline, it was avoidable. Then the next...

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