Definitions

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  • adj. unwonted; unused; unaccustomed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unwonted; unused; unaccustomed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unwonted; unaccustomed.

Etymologies

un- +‎ wont (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But she laughed, and turning a little, pointed to the castle, and said: Nay, sweet lords, but I will fare afoot, such a little way as it is, and I all unwont to the saddle.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • "I knew what you was after," said the redbeard, unwont-edly low, "but I'd stopped thinking you'd ever find it."

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • I am unwont to praise when praise is not merited; and I here most unavowedly express my firm opinion and conviction, that no troops in any battle on record ever behaved more nobly; – British and native, no distinction; cavalry, all vying with H. M.'s 16th Lancers, and striving to head in the repeated charges.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • The son of Scotland, too, is here, although unwont to grace such gatherings with his presence; yet this is an event of rare importance, and from its occurrence in his immediate neighbourhood, he has come, we dare not say to scoff, and yet about his expressive mouth their lingers a slight curl of something like it.

    Sketches and Tales Illustrative of Life in the Backwoods of New Brunswick, North America

  • Idris saw me: with light step she advanced; as I folded her in my arms, feeling, as I did, that I thus enclosed what was to me a world, yet frail as the waterdrop which the noon-day sun will drink from the water lily's cup; tears filled my eyes, unwont to be thus moistened.

    The Last Man

  • I folded her in my arms, feeling, as I did, that I thus enclosed what was to me a world, yet frail as the waterdrop which the noon-day sun will drink from the water lily's cup; tears filled my eyes, unwont to be thus moistened.

    The Last Man

  • Titian, indeed, may be said to have first opened his eyes to the mysteries of nature; but they were no sooner opened, than he rushed into them with a rapidity and daring unwont to the more cautious spirit of his master; and, though irregular, eccentric, and often inferior, yet sometimes he made his way to poetical regions, of whose celestial hues even Titian himself had never dreamt.

    Lectures on Art

  • I am unwont to press my favors, or to deal with priests who require entreaty, when gifts are held out to them.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Idris saw me: with light step she advanced; as I folded her in my arms, feeling, as I did, that I thus enclosed what was to me a world, yet frail as the waterdrop which the noon-day sun will drink from the water lily’s cup; tears filled my eyes, unwont to be thus moistened.

    The Last Man

  • Thirdly, because of the former mode of life of those who were unwont to work with their hands: wherefore Augustine says (De oper.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

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