Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not lordly; not arbitrary.

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Examples

  • And just then the phaeton coming opportunely to the kitchen door — for such was our unlordly fashion — I was taken for the last time from the presence of my grandfather.

    Memories and Portraits

  • Their unlordly lordships went off together, and he followed and closed the door behind him.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • It is evident that Lord Byron is a little awkward about this matter, and his officious friends have got him into a most unlordly scrape, from which they can only relieve him by treading back their steps.

    A Publisher and His Friends

  • This prepossessing young lady entreated her lords to enter, which they did, in a very unlordly way, on their hands and knees.

    Cetywayo and his White Neighbours Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal

  • He had intended to go down into Barsetshire, in reference to the coming elections; -- not with the view of interfering in any unlordly, or rather unpeerlike fashion, but thinking that if his eldest son were to stand for the county in a proper constitutional spirit, as the eldest son of so great a county magnate ought to do, his presence at

    The Duke's Children

  • Larger than the juvenile hawk and dwarfing the crows by leaps and bounds, an adult red-tailed hawk made like a bullet right for the rather unlordly train that followed the younger hawk.

    xenogere

  • He had intended to go down into Barsetshire, in reference to the coming elections; — not with the view of interfering in any unlordly, or rather, unpeerlike fashion, but thinking that if his eldest son were to stand for the county in a proper constitutional spirit, as the eldest son of so great a county magnate ought to do, his presence at Gatherum Castle, among his own people, might properly be serviceable, and would certainly be gracious.

    The Duke's Children

  • "Be Pleased to acquaint the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, " wrote Captain Horace Bampfylde as he drafted his first despatch to the Secretary of the Admiralty, which gentleman would not only acquaint the Lords Commissioners, but also the unlordly editor of the Naval Gazette who was in a position to do much honour to Captain Bampfylde, 'that judging it to be of Consequence that their Lordships should have as early Information as possible of the Defeat of the French Forces in the Basin of Arcachon, I have this day ordered the Lily cutter to sail with this Despatch.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • Byron's “unlordly scrape”; edition of “Ben Jonson”; illness; Croker akes charge of Q. R.; opinion of Milman's “Fall of

    A Publisher and His Friends

  • "Nay," said he, with a boldness that surprised himself; "thou shalt do no such unlordly thing upon me as that.

    Men of Iron

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