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  • n. Plural form of undoer.


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  • Similarly, it becomes increasing difficult to cast anyone as diabolical undoers of everything honest and good during a hoe-down.

    Shaun Casey: Hey Republicans, It's Time for Some Old Timey Politics

  • The mariners were picked up on the fourth day out, and had the unique experience of joining in a lookout for their undoers before the destroyer returned to its base.

    Our Navy in the War

  • The inhabitants may be divided into two classes, the undoers and the undone; generally so, I say, for I am persuaded there are many men of honesty and women of virtue in every street.

    Selected English Letters

  • ` He then subsisted for some little time on the bounty of his undoers, who intended to make him one of them; but, not having sufficient address for the profession, he was dismissed and ` ` left in the lurch; '' and most of his friends discarding him, he embarked with his last guinea for England.

    The Gaming Table : Its Votaries and Victims : Vol. 2

  • The main practical difficulty, with some at least of the peace-makers, is, how to carry themselves toward the undoers of peace, the disuniters of souls.

    Hope of the Gospel

  • For, if it steadily persist in this work, working downward to the lowest, the travellers of all grades whom it sends abroad will be good, exemplary, practical missionaries, instead of undoers of what the best professed missionaries can do.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 1 (of 3), 1833-1856

  • Here it had destroyed the tranquil happiness of a whole family -- there the blighting pest had seized on a young and inexperienced heart, and expiring victims called down bitter imprecations on the heads of the undoers.

    Love and Intrigue

  • My English teacher when I was 12, nowadays the slightly famous poet Alan Brownjohn, rounded some square brackets which I had put in an essay as a sort of fashion statement, muttering 'I don't think we need square brackets there', without of course explaining why; many years later I decided that they were only to be used as temporary undoers between quotes, and I still can't think of any other uses ...

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • We shall feel the fire of the divine charity: we shall be co-workers with His grace, and not undoers or spoilers of it.

    Letters of Catherine Benincasa

  • The interested care that was taken of me during my illness, in order to restore me to a condition of making good the bawd's engagements, or of enduring further trials, and however such an effect on my grateful disposition, that I even thought myself oblig'd to my undoers for their attention to promote my recovery; and, above all, for the keeping out of my sight of that brutal ravisher, the author of my disorder, on their finding I was too strongly mov'd at the bare mention of his name.

    Fanny Hill, Part II (first letter)


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