Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of unrecognize.
  • adj. Not showing recognition.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He stared straight up at me, unwinking, unrecognizing.

    The Moon Pool

  • At that time their relationship had been all smiles and shared Polo mints, larded with gossip about the fumblers and fallers in the great parliamentary steeplechase, but now the driver stared at him, oblivious and unrecognizing.

    Whispers Of Betrayal

  • Though the blind was down, the irresistible sunlight poured a tempered golden flood into the room, and in its light Selden saw a narrow bed along the wall, and on the bed, with motionless hands and calm unrecognizing face, the semblance of Lily Bart.

    The House of Mirth

  • Hast thou not long ago appeared, veiled in an allegory, before an unrecognizing world?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • Robbie surveyed them gravely, unrecognizing any of the older guests until presently one face stood out vaguely familiar in the clear twilight.

    Beatrice Leigh at College A Story for Girls

  • In utter fearlessness of peril, he assumed the most exposed positions, dashed through the strongest defences, accomplished with marvellous dexterity a wellnigh impossible _coup-de-main_, and all with the unrecognizing, changeless countenance of one who has no choice, no volition, but is the passive slave of some resistless inspiration.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • When he would again speak to the gateman, the functionary's manner did not encourage it, Sampei took the hint of his cold unrecognizing eye and bowed in humble acknowledgment to all in going out the gate.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House), Retold from the Japanese Originals Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 2

  • Time enough when he was again flung out on that merciless, unrecognizing world he had come to loathe; loathe and dread.

    Garrison's Finish : a romance of the race course

  • Coming unexpectedly upon General Lee and his aide, the general looked at first with unrecognizing eyes upon the smoke-stained goblin who revealed himself his son.

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay

  • There was no warmth of encouragement, either in her tone of voice or the unrecognizing eye which she turned upon him without trace of sympathy.

    Sally Bishop A Romance

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