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- adj. Not having been breathed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not breathed.
- adj. Not exercised; unpracticed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not breathed; not having passed through the lungs: as, air unbreathed.
- Not exercised; unexercised; unpractised.
In attacking the cloistered monks and nuns of my Roman Catholic Church, the brilliant, if occasionally logorrheic, John Milton wrote in his defense of free speech, "Areopagitica," that "I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed."
I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
"I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat."
And in the first months she had found this in Australia, in the silent, silvery – blue days, and the unbreathed air, and strange, remote forms of tree and creature.
The sky was pure, crystal pure and blue, of a lovely pale blue colour: the air was wonderful, new and unbreathed: and there were great distances.
It was a dead place, not but stone and dust and air long unbreathed.
She would take it back into the keeping of her heart, and if a day should ever come when he would be free to return, and demand it of her, he would find it there, unwithered, with all the unbreathed perfume hoarded in its folded leaves.
But the vengeance that darken'd their brow was unbreathed;
Such an unexpected echo of her own unbreathed words startled Althea like an electric shock.
There is every possible degree of anguish in the married life, from the unbreathed unrest of the thinly clouded soul to the terrible grief that breaks out in loud denunciations and open and disgusting conflict.
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