Definitions

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  • adj. Giving no answer; unresponsive.

Etymologies

un- +‎ answering (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It drops as drops the night on southern seas—vast, sudden, unanswering.

    DARKWATER

  • They are tributes to Beauty, unworthy to stand alone; yet perversely, in my mind, now at the end, I know not whether I mean the Thought for the Fancy—or the Fancy for the Thought, or why the book trails off to playing, rather than standing strong on unanswering fact.

    DARKWATER

  • He did not glimpse the glory in her eyes, but stood looking outward toward the sea and sending rocket after rocket into the unanswering darkness.

    DARKWATER

  • Thou — thou wilt breathe on the dead soul, and it shall arise from the unanswering sleep of death.

    Adam Bede

  • For perhaps thirty seconds I called in vain, then there came an unanswering shout off to the left.

    Loaded Dice

  • Charming, seasmiling and unanswering Lydia on Lidwell smiled.

    Ulysses

  • He looked about him round his loud unanswering machines. —

    Ulysses

  • Rivera favored him with a bitter, unanswering stare.

    THE MEXICAN

  • The upshot ... machines, eight human beings, immensities as impassable and unanswering as death.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • She gazed up at him unanswering, but with seeming composure in her symmetrical features.

    Conan The Warlord

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