from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inartificial; not artificial; not formed by art.


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  • The isolated pair merely expressed their instincts in the unartificial, natural way.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • In fact, the place seemed so unartificial that Theresa, facing

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Among such scenes do I commune with the genius of the Isle, and saturate myself with that restful yet exhilarating principle which only the individual who has mastered the art of living the unartificial life perceives.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The change from her own home to a school, and from her own very noiseless, very secluded, but unrestricted and unartificial mode of life, to one of disciplined routine (though under the kindest auspices), was what she failed in enduring.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • "'V. V.'s Eyes' is a novel of so elevated a spirit, yet of such strong interest, unartificial, and uncritical, that it is obviously a fulfillment of Mr. Harrison's intention to 'create real literature.'"

    Old Valentines A Love Story

  • Led from the bosom of a thousand hills, drawn from under the foot of the fawn and the breast of the summer-duck, it springs up into the midst of this hurly-burly of human toil and pleasure, the one unartificial thing there, pure and pellucid as when hidden in its mother rock.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

  • It is wholly unartificial: for years no human hand has touched it, except as mine did when, on dismounting and undertaking to pick my way over the rocks, I found myself on all-fours.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • Thus was dancing, the most spontaneous and unartificial of the Muses, vulgarized, commercialized, prostituted.


  • Howells himself having been in all his novels singularly unartificial, those written after he had read Tolstoy could exhibit no new methods.

    Chapter 6. Howells and Realism. Section 2. William Dean Howells

  • In fact, the place seemed so unartificial that Theresa, facing

    Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man


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