Deeper Dive: without

without preposition [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wiðtan; wið with, against, toward + tan outside, fr. t out. See With, preposition, 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. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. T. Burnet.
3. 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.
With-out′ conjunction 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.

With-out′ adverb
1. On or art the outside; not on the inside; not within; outwardly; externally.
Without were fightings, within were fears. 2 Cor. vii. 5.
2. Outside of the house; out of doors.
The people came unto the house without. Chaucer.

-- Webster's unabridged 1913

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