Grammar Patterns

without N

The 'protest' group

These nouns are used when indicating that someone does not say anything or does not make any objection.
Mr Adams left without comment.
His three elder children went to church every Sunday without protest and were, on the whole, well-behaved.
But she certainly wouldn't have given him up without a struggle.
  • without comment
  • without complaint
  • without demur
  • without explanation
  • without fuss
  • without preamble
  • without protest
  • without a fight
  • without a murmur
  • without a sound
  • without a struggle
  • without a word
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