Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not wooed; not courted. Shak., Sonnets, liv.
- adj. Not wooed.
“Overseas aidJohn Arne Riise, or "mummy's boy", finally joined this summer having been utterly unwooed by the club's fluttering eyelashes before he signed for Liverpool in 2001, supposedly on the advice of his representative – his mother.”
“One, that she would yet make Mr. Raleigh feel her power, yielded to shame and self-contempt, and she despised herself for a woman won unwooed.”
“To this it may be due that Miss Arabella had reached the age of five and twenty not merely unmarried but unwooed.”
“Undine was almost ashamed that the unwooed Mabel should be the witness of her own felicity, and planned to send her off on a trip to Denver when Peter should announce his arrival; but the weeks passed, and Peter did not come.”
“That others should long and strive for that which had come to him, unsought, unwooed, was something he could neither obviate nor deny.”
“He dare not hope: he would not expect that one like her could so soon, so unsought, unwooed, have learned to look upon him as anything more than a friend whose loyalty to”
“And Tildy was content to be the unwooed drudge if Aileen could receive the flattery and the homage.”
“She had been sold when he first beheld her, and should, he muttered austerely, have been ticketed the property of a middle-aged man, a worn-out French marquis, whom she had agreed to marry, unwooed, without love -- the creature of a transaction.”
“She had been sold when he first beheld her, and should, he muttered austerely, have been ticketed the property of a middle-aged man, a worn - out French marquis, whom she had agreed to marry, unwooed, without love”
“To the haunting consciousness that David Stuart now knew the secret of her unwooed and unrequited love in girlhood, which already oppressed her, was superadded this blunt intimation of what others supposed possible of forwardness and sin, at the present hour.”
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