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NAKED. This word is used in a metaphorical sense to denote that a thing is not complete, and for want of some quality it is either without power, or it possesses a limited power. A naked contract, is one made without consideration, and, for that reason, it is void; a naked authority, is one given without any right in the agent, and wholly for the benefit of the principal. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1302. See Nudum Pactum.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Chaucer's emphasis on Alcyone as the site of nakedness is a marked shift from his source texts, which include not only the version of the tale from Ovid's Metamorphoses but also contemporary French texts such as Machaut's Le Dit de la Fontaine Amoureuse and Froissart's Paradys d'Amours.
Barrage told The Daily Star that her first thought when told about the exhibition's theme was about concealing nakedness. "I decorated each in a different way with my own materials," she said.
Isaksson further said that next year they would go for full body nakedness, "with all the flappy, dangly bits wobbling about".
Under a proposed municipal ban on public nakedness, which critics dubbed the "Wiener bill," nudity would still be allowed at permitted parades, fairs and festivals, as well as on designated nude beaches.
Alan Rickman, who plays billionaire Lionel Shabandar in the film, was required to take nakedness to another level and had to strip off completely, much to the amusement of his co-stars.
The biblical story of the Fall makes a long-enduring and highly influential link between sexuality, knowledge, and sin, in which the bodily act of eating, and the bodily state of nakedness, are employed as emblems of human disobedience and shame.
We are simply not the sort of nation which is happy with public displays of nakedness. Kate, take note.
"Clothes make the man." Mark Twain's famous maxim is followed by a second, lesser-known remark: "Naked people have little or no influence in society." (1) Comments on nakedness and clothing and their significance are interspersed throughout Twain's writings, becoming most forceful in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, a text that deliberately, if facetiously, investigates the ability of humans to influence their world.
However, I certainly don't embrace nakedness. If it could be accomplished, I'd shower fully clothed.
the rounded upper corners of their nakedness. And when the speeches
It truly is time for the 'green fanatics' to be shown in all their nakedness and naivety, and although I recognise and support renewable energy such as tidal, hydro and solar, there needs to be a balanced approach.