Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not blessed; excluded from benediction; hence, cursed; wretched; unhappy.

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  • adjective Archaic spelling of unblessed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ blest

Examples

  • This strait is come upon me for no other cause but because of Amjad and As’ad; and indeed this journey was unblest from the first!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Here, then, in two cases, is plagiarism, which may be defined as unblest theft -- the theft of what you do not want, and cannot use.

    Milton

  • Woe is thee, thy motherhood, thy marriage most unblest!

    The Phoenissae

  • Woe is thee, thy motherhood, thy marriage most unblest!

    The Phoenissae

  •     Ah fair light unblest, in darkness sadly receding,

    Poems and Fragments

  •     Ah fair light unblest, in darkness sadly receding,

    Poems and Fragments

  • And if ever our citizens must hear such lamentations, then on some unblest and inauspicious day let there be choruses of foreign and hired minstrels, like those hirelings who accompany the departed at funerals with barbarous Carian chants.

    Laws

  • Gaslights flared in the shops with a haggard and unblest air, as knowing themselves to be nightcreatures that had no business abroad under the sun; while the sun itself when it was for a few moments dimly indicated through circling eddies of fog, showed as if it had gone out and were collapsing flat and cold.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • We shall not be cast aside in contumely and unblest after all we have suffered.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Were in the sight of earth and seas and skies unblest.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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