Without Reserve


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Without Reserve

The grant of unlimited authority to an agent, at least within certain limits. For example, an agent with the authority without reserve to buy a house for the principal does not need to seek the principal's final approval and may simply buy a house. See also: Agency problem.
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After the Baron had done THAT, I should, for my part, at once feel free to express to him, whole-heartedly and without reserve, my own regrets.
He lay and dozed, while she fondled his hair, looked down on his closed eyes, and loved him without reserve.
The proof had been obtained; and he was now, therefore, ready to open his mind to Blanche without reserve.
To prove to you that I am disposed to trust you, I tell you without reserve, that we propose to extort the secret, whatever it may be, from the fear of this man Monks.
Borthrop Trumbull, whose acquaintance with the history of art enabled him to state that the hall furniture, to be sold without reserve, comprised a piece of carving by a contemporary of Gibbons.
I know neither who got home safely nor who were lost but, as in duty bound, I will give you without reserve the reports that have reached me since I have been here in my own house.
Brought up as a Corsican, Ginevra was, in some sense, a child of Nature; falseness was a thing unknown to her; she gave herself up without reserve to her impressions; she acknowledged them, or, rather, allowed them to be seen without the affectations of petty and calculating coquetry, characteristic of Parisian girlhood.
Nails, staples, hinges, hammers, chisels, knives, scissors, and all sorts of ironwork, they had without reserve, as they required; for no man would take more than he wanted, and he must be a fool that would waste or spoil them on any account whatever; and for the use of the smith I left two tons of unwrought iron for a supply.
But the old difficulty of speaking to Mary without reserve prevented him from continuing.
The answers were given distinctly, and, so far as I could judge, without reserve.
Trusting her husband, she had left him everything without reserve.
She compared the cool and the pines of the Kangra and Kulu hills with the dust and the mangoes of the South; she told a tale of some old local Gods at the edge of her husband's territory; she roundly abused the tobacco which she was then smoking, reviled all Brahmins, and speculated without reserve on the coming of many grandsons.