from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not bound by a covenant.
- adj. Not promised or guaranteed by a covenant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not bound by a covenant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not covenanted; not granted or entered into under a covenant, agreement, or contract.
- adj. Not having joined in a league, or assented to a covenant or agreement, as to the Solemn League and Covenant of the Scottish people in the times of the Stuarts.
- adj. Not having entered into relationship with God through the appointed means of grace; also, not promised or assured by the divine promises or conditions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not promised by covenant; not resting on a covenant or promise.
- Not bound by a covenant, contract, or agreement; not having joined in a covenant, compact, league, or the like; specifically, not subscribing to the Scottish Solemn League and Covenant.
This is what I call uncovenanted mercy, no previous promise having rendered it certain.
This is the mercy we above called uncovenanted mercy.
European or Eurasian 'uncovenanted' Collectors of Customs and their assistants.
The term 'uncovenanted' may require explanation for readers not familiar with the details of Indian administration.
"What an enormous, uncovenanted blessing to have kept Henry James for middle age and to turn, as the door shuts behind the departing guest, to a first reading of 'Portrait of a Lady,'" Evelyn Waugh wrote in his diary in 1946.
Unless, of course, we are to have recourse to your usual solution and call up an uncovenanted miracle.
Anyway, just as there are uncovenanted side benefits to major dental work, so there are things about quitting the smoking habit for which nobody prepares you.
A series of uncovenanted mandates, for failed states or former abattoir regimes, is more likely to be the real picture.
The commander of the Presbyterian, or rather Convenanting party, was Mr Robert Hamilton, of the honourable House of Preston, brother of Sir William Hamilton, to whose title and estate he afterwards succeeded; but, according to his biographer, Howie of Lochgoin, he never took possession of either, as he could not do so without acknowledging the right of King William (an uncovenanted monarch) to the crown.
If her academic dress had exposed such uncovenanted mercies, such superb, such unpredictable expanses and lengths of flesh, what would she not show them when gowned for the evening?
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