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unprotectedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unprotected; defenselessness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being helpless in the face of attack

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Examples

  • They could laugh all they liked at his unprotectedness: he knew appreciation when he heard it.

    Kalooki Nights

  • Socrates had attacked the poets for appealing to those passions that make men ecstatic from terror at what they can suffer and their unprotectedness in their suffering.

    THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN MIND

  • A farmer passing through with his axe is but an intruder, and children straying home from school give one a feeling of solicitude at their unprotectedness.

    The White Rose Road

  • But the incident alarmed her, and caused her to realize yet more vividly than before the exceeding unprotectedness of her situation.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • What awful woe of sudden unprotectedness when life exists only through protection -- what piteous panic in the midst of black unmercifulness, inarticulate sound howsoever wildly shrill can neither explain nor express.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • A little incident, pointing in no direction, had left a shadow of a cloud, consequent upon Lady Arpington's mention of Henrietta's unprotectedness.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

  • "Sir Willoughby," Miss Dale said to her, "is always in alarm about our unprotectedness."

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • So, because we are thus liable to be overwhelmed by a sudden rush of unexpected temptation, and surprised into a sin before we know where we are, let us keep fast hold by that Gospel which brings peace, which will give us steadfastness, however suddenly the masked battery may begin to play upon us, and the foe may steal out of his ambush and make a rush against our unprotectedness.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • She did not know why; she was not given to such thoughts; neither did she comprehend exactly what the helmet might be; yet now the thought came uneasily across her mind, that just such a cold as she had taken had been many a one's death; and with that came a strange feeling of unprotectedness – of want of defence.

    The Old Helmet

  • She felt strange and shy, but the sunshine, the cheerfulness, and the sight of the children, had reassured her, and when she had said her morning prayer, she had lost the last night's sense of hopeless dreariness and unprotectedness.

    Love and Life An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume

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