c.1600s, (w), ''(w)''
- ''Macbeth:'' There's blood upon your face
- ''Murderer:'' 'tis Banquo's then
- ''Macbeth:'' 'tis better thee without then he within.
(quote-book)|title=(w)|publisher=James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.|location=London|volume=1|page=18|passage=And as each and all of them were warmed without by the sun, so each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, at least some remote and distant hope which, though perhaps starving to nothing, still lived on, as hopes will.
1900, (w), ''Benedictio Domini'', lines 13-14
- Strange silence here: without, the sounding street
- Heralds the world's swift passage to the fire
1904, (w), ''(w)'' (Norton 2005, p.1100)
- ''I knew that someone had entered the house cautiously from without.''
(quote-book)|title=(w)|publisher=Tor|isbn=978-0-7653-8663-2|original=(w)|page=236|text=The feeling seemed to come not from without, but from within each body, as though every person had become a vibrating string.
2019 December 8, (w), (w), (w):
- ''Brainiac:'' This earthquake is quite literally worldwide.
- ''Alex Danvers:'' But the seismic activity isn't coming from within the planet, it's coming from without.
''Being from a large, poor family, he learned to live without.''
Outside of, beyond.
- Without the gate / Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
c. 1689, (w), ''The Sacred Theory of the Earth''
- Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.
1967, (w) (writer), (w), ''(w)''
- Life goes on within you and without you.
Not having, containing, characteristic of, etc.
(quote-book)|chapter=22| title=The Mirror and the Lamp| passage=From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
- One day my dreams were surely dying, dying, dying babyJust like a flower without rain
Not doing or not having done something.
1883, (w), ''(w)'' Merry Adventures of Robin Hood/Chapter V|Chapter V
- But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him.
(RQ:Besant Ivory Gate), foaming and raging. (..) He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
(RQ:Twain Huckleberry Finn) don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter.
1913, DH Lawrence, ''Sons and Lovers'', Penguin, 2006, p.264:
- ‘Why,’ he blurted, ‘because they say I've no right to come up like this—without we mean to marry—’