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  • adj. Not contending.


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un- +‎ contending


  • Then again, when he sleeps he looks more peaceful than any human I have seen; and sometimes his open eyes seem to articulate a kind of rolling bliss, an uncontending contententness, happy simply to look.

    The baby

  • Would she lay aside, like the friends of my uncontending Rosebud, all thoughts of defiance — Would she throw herself upon my mercy, and try me but one fortnight in the life of honour — What then? —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In him I see a strong human creature, contending with all hardship: in you also a human creature, uncontending, and possibly not strong.

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • His judgment was penetrating and manly, totally unmixed with imbecility and confusion, while at the same time there was such an uncontending frankness in his countenance, that a superficial observer would have supposed he must have been the prey of the first plausible knavery that was practised against him.

    Caleb Williams Or Things as They Are

  • Thou knowest my generosity to my uncontending Rosebud -- and sometimes do I qualify my ardent aspirations after even this very fine creature, by this reflection: -- That the most charming woman on earth, were she an empress, can excel the meanest in the customary visibles only.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 3


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