Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of unclubbable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not clubable; unsocial.

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Examples

  • And, to be perfectly frank, had the writer been a Centurion of that period, and had the name of Edgar Allan Poe come up for election, he might have been one of the first to drop a black pill in the box, loudly acclaiming the genius, but deploring the impossible and unclubable personality.

    Fifth Avenue

  • It is for the conve - nience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubable men in town.

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  • It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubable men in town.

    The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter

  • Mr. Croker says 'J.hnson had already invented unclubable for Sir J. Hawkins,' and refers to a note by Dr. Burney

    Life Of Johnson

  • The Knight having refused to pay his portion of the reckoning for supper, because he usually eat no supper at home, Johnson observed, 'Sir John, Sir, is a very unclubable man.'

    Life Of Johnson

  • Johnson called him a “very unclubable man,” and may perhaps have intended him in the quaint description: “I really believe him to be an honest man at the bottom; though, to be sure, he is rather penurious, and he is somewhat mean; and it must be owned he has some degree of brutality, and is not without a tendency to savageness that cannot well be defended.”

    Samuel Johnson

  • Johnson called him a "very unclubable man," and may perhaps have intended him in the quaint description: "I really believe him to be an honest man at the bottom; though, to be sure, he is rather penurious, and he is somewhat mean; and it must be owned he has some degree of brutality, and is not without a tendency to savageness that cannot well be defended."

    Samuel Johnson

  • The venerable chief resumed: "We all consider Marsh's conduct unclubable and a thing to be combined against.

    A Terrible Temptation A Story of To-Day

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