Definitions

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  • adv. In an unloving manner; without giving love.

Etymologies

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unloving +‎ -ly

Examples

  • A number of years ago, while dialoguing with my inner spiritual guidance, she told me that one of my soul's lessons is to learn to respond lovingly no matter what -- with no conditions under which it is okay to respond unlovingly.

    Margaret Paul, Ph.D.: Who Is Responsible for Your Feelings?

  • I think both Thanksgiving and Christmas (which I unlovingly refer to as Turkey Day and Xmas, respectively) are sham holidays that have a forced sentimentality and meaning that are forgotten as soon as the Calendar flips over to the 1st month of the next year.

    Flixnjoystix.com! » FlixnJoystix Presents…Bobert’s Favorite Xmas Movies!

  • What was left was hers, and she felt, not unlovingly, the duty that was imposed on her 341 may be more than a trifle premature.

    The Little Professor:

  • When we act unlovingly instead, real harm is done in the world.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Perhaps the point of the story is precisely to rebuke any of us who have ever punished children -- or adults -- for the crimes of their relatives, who have ever treated another person unlovingly because of inherited characteristics: nationality, race, religion, family background.

    We're It

  • RSS is the blissful saviour when it comes to reading text you find interesting when you find it hard to find the time to go surfing about, or to read unlovingly made blog templates I scare easily from page clutter, which often needlessly made me shy away from some blogs, until I started reading primarily by feed.

    "Influence," Link Love and Feed Stats - Freshblog

  • Or the country either — and he let his eye roam unlovingly over the wild, sad-coloured landscape, with its skimpy, sad-coloured trees.

    Australia Felix

  • His voice boomed as heavily as a bittern in the reed beds, and although his English was as comprehensive as most well-educated Norwegians ', he spoke it unlovingly, as if he didn't care too much for the taste.

    Slay Ride

  • The blacksmith averaged the stalwart soldier with a glance, then went muttering away, rubbing his arm; the woman released the boy's wrist reluctantly; the crowd eyed the stranger unlovingly, but prudently closed their mouths.

    Vietnam: Solutions

  • Without much hesitation, the others did likewise, except Roffery, who watched them unlovingly.

    Starship

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