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  • adj. Not complying

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  • On these terms they lived; and their character, influenced accordingly, was watchful, suspicious, and timid — yet obstinate, uncomplying, and skilful in evading the dangers to which they were exposed.

    Ivanhoe

  • In this they were deceived; and his firmness and uncomplying integrity is supposed to have accelerated his fall.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810

  • He distinguishes himself from others, yet he may not stand apart; for as in all arts, so in this, the hardest must at length be done with ease: the well-bred man of rank, in spite of every separation, always seems united with the people round him; he is never to be stiff or uncomplying; he is always to appear the first, and never to insist on so appearing.

    Chapter XVI. Book V

  • On these terms they lived; and their character, influenced accordingly, was watchful, suspicious, and timid --- yet obstinate, uncomplying, and skilful in evading the dangers to which they were exposed.

    Ivanhoe

  • Others of the company, as Vane and Adams, incurred the Protector's displeasure by too uncomplying principles.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • It is not to be denied that Knox was stern and uncomplying, and to some extent unfeeling, in his dealings with the Queen.

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • As much with a view to accomplish his original purpose as to be revenged on the uncomplying nun, and for fear the affair should obtain publicity, he had the relics stolen from the convent of Gif by night, accused the confessor of the convent, an aged and worthy monk, of having committed the theft, and imprisoned him at St. Martin's.

    The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre

  • He pressed her with all the muscles of his body, and she simply bore the pressure, uncomplaining, uncomplying, hardly thinking, half conscious, almost swooning, hysterical, with blood rushing wildly to her heart, lost in an agony of mingled fear and love.

    Linda Tressel

  • St. Pierre's reply was respectful, but uncomplying and determined.

    Historical collections of Virginia

  • His features were plain, his turn of mind caustic, his feelings ambitious and avaricious, his temper uncomplying, and his whole appearance singular and unprepossessing.

    Memoirs Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette

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