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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unconfuse.
- adj. Not confused.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from confusion or disorder. Not confused or embarrassed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not perplexed by conflicting situations or statements
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It is indeed possible, then, for the reader to emerge at the end of this passage unconfused.
Thus, it was relevant that you can say "unfrightened" and "unconfused", suggesting that these are adjectives, but you can't say "unfeared" or "unliked", suggesting that these are participles, not adjectives.
Reflecting on St. John of the Cross in a series of letters collected in “Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence,” the 18th century Jesuit spiritual director Jean Pierre de Caussade wrote, all the “duties of the present moment are marked along its course, one by one they will fulfill them unconfused, unhurried … waiting always to obey the stirrings of grace as soon as they make themselves known....”
Okay, let me explain this in rather unconfused terms.
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He was, I thought, remarkably unconfused and even-keeled was my impression.
If in having our ideas in the memory ready at hand consists quickness of parts; in this, of having them unconfused, and being able nicely to distinguish one thing from another, where there is but the least difference, consists, in a great measure, the exactness of judgment, and clearness of reason, which is to be observed in one man above another.
We need to be unconfused about behavioral cause and effect, about how happiness will ripen from constructive behavior.
This is because when we strengthen the factor of happiness and combine it with an understanding of voidness so that it is not disturbing and we are unconfused about the happiness we experience, then that happiness can help us to access our clear light mind.
This was his father seeping through, sitting home in western Pennsylvania, reading the morning paper, taking the walk in the afternoon, a man braided into sweet routine, a widower, eating the evening meal, unconfused, alive in his true skin.
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