Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not right; unrighteous; unjust; wrong.
- n. That which is unright or not right; wrong; injustice.
- To make wrong.
- n. archaic That which is not right; wrong; injustice.
- v. transitive To make wrong.
- adj. Not right; unrighteous; unjust; wrong.
- adv. archaic or obsolete Wrongly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Not right; wrong.
- n. obsolete A wrong.
- v. obsolete To cause (something right) to become wrong.
- From Middle English, from Old English unrihte ("wrongly, crookedly, unjustly"), equivalent to un- + right. (Wiktionary)
“This world-girdling accumulation of trained morals, high principles, and justice, cannot do an unright thing, an unfair thing, an ungenerous thing, an unclean thing.”
“The time is right, but he seems to be unright for the time.”
“But if this leadership is unright, we cannot impose it upon them.”
“And I wasn't -- I was referring to one of my most esteemed colleagues, who is currently our ambassador in Germany and was my succes -- deputy and successor, and who -- whose career was beginning to languish, unright -- wrongly so.”
“What Mr. Crews does instead is to rip out illiberal, unright-thinking utterances from a number of novels, in order to convict Updike of "classbased misanthropy.”
“The boy sat bolt unright, careless of his half-nakedness in a cell stony and chill, and held him by the wrist with strong, urgent fingers, staring earnestly into his eyes, probing beyond into his mind, and not afraid of him, or even wary.”
“The people there use to harbour no guests, they be warriors, and drink men's blood that they slay, and wash first their faces therewith: right and unright they take for one ....”
“With my life I will ransom the judge, who heapeth unright on my head.”
“Who is it doth good deeds alone And who hath never wrought unright?”
“Thou sawst me do justice and truth, and yet thou thyself didst unright.”
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