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  • adj. Not exalted.


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un- +‎ exalted


  • I think that the avant-garde suggests that no poet can “rest on their laurels” for very long without reinventing the future of poetry itself — and hence, the avant-garde has often seen the need to revisit the neglected, unexalted techniques of writing for overlooked potentials ….

    Writing and Failure (Part 6) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Deep down in his conscience he has a fear of 'damnation', which only makes itself felt, however, in unexalted moments.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • After Ursy and I had come to our decision I tried to be very non-committal and unexalted, but I suppose I made a poor fist at it.

    Died in the Wool

  • "Because --" the boy spoke in an almost matter-of-fact tone -- in quite an unexalted tone at all events, "you see I can always make a strong call, as I did tonight."

    The Lost Prince

  • There he stood, the big brown hero, unexalted, soothing the still restive horse and unaware of having done anything out of the ordinary.

    The Nature of Goodness

  • A simple unexalted body could not but think of those fragments which were never even found.


  • To the simple and ardent idealist its white stateliness must always suggest something symbolic, and, after all, it is the ardent and simple idealist whose dreams and symbols paint to prosaic human minds the beautiful impossibilities whose unattainable loveliness so allures as to force even the unexalted world into the endeavour to create such reproductions of their forms as crude living will allow.

    In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim

  • Even when Miss Alice discovered my unexalted position, she did not seem to esteem me the less, for I had already, I rather fancy, established myself in her good graces.

    Salt Water The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Arcy the Midshipman

  • Hooper's central and rather quixotic aim is to humanize and even democratize the British monarchy, and if he succeeds it is entirely thanks to the goings on in that unexalted lower-level office, with its peeling paint, worn but handsome! carpets and glorious light, as if it occupied some forgotten corner of a Victorian train station.

    The Seattle Times

  • Enjoy the various lower things, ft That unexalted Commerce brings; 1 80

    Reflection: A Poem, in Four Cantos ...


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