Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not having been taught by practice; not skilled; not having experience; raw; unskilful.
- Not known; not familiar through use or association.
- Not practised; not put into operation or use.
- adj. alternative spelling of unpracticed.
- adj. not having had extensive practice
“I examine it, 'I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young'.”
“There was a leap, swifter than his unpractised sight, and the lean, yellow body disappeared for a moment out of the field of his vision.”
“He was always the saddest of the group; and, even to my unpractised senses, he appeared to have suffered more deeply than his friends.”
“A series of coaches, meanwhile, failed to spot that the German's best position was actually standing to the right of the tunnel with his arms folded, occasionally attempting an unpractised smile at the cameras.”
“And he said, ‘I was good-looking once like that young man, but my unpractised verse was full of infirmity, my Muse old as it were; and now I am old and rheumatic, and nothing to look at, but my Muse is young.’”
“Indiana could with difficulty keep to the figure of the dance, from the exulting, yet unpractised certainty of attracting all eyes; and Camilla perpetually turned wrong, from the mere flutter of fear, which made her expect she should never turn right.”
“Like her uncle, she concluded every body, and every thing to be precisely what they appeared; and though, in that given point of view, she had keener intellects to discern, and more skill to appreciate persons and characters, she was as unpractised as himself in those discriminative powers, which dive into their own conceptions to discover the latent springs, the multifarious and contradictory sources of human actions and propensities.”
“Before entering, Achilles Tatius made various gesticulations, which were imitated roughly and awkwardly by the unpractised Varangian, whose service with his corps had been almost entirely in the field, his routine of duty not having, till very lately, called him to serve as one of the garrison of Constantinople.”
“Cecilia, with that horror natural to all unpractised minds at the first idea of contracting a voluntary debt, started at this suggestion, and seemed very ill disposed to listen to it.”
“Even in the unpractised minds of infants, one of these doomed men darting past, and but an instant seen, was an image of force enough to dim the whole concourse; to find itself an all – absorbing place, and hold it ever after.”
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