Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unhurt; not galled; uninjured.

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Examples

  • Jeanie herself could not fail to bestow an anxious thought on the awkwardness of the approaching meeting; but her conscience was ungalled — and then she was cumbered with many household cares of an unusual nature, which, joined to the anxious wish once more to see Butler, after an absence of unusual length, made her extremely desirous that the travellers should arrive as soon as possible.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Troke, ungalled by his irons, unmindful of the groans and laughter about him.

    For the term of his natural life

  • These shadows say to us by contrast that happiness lies in a life true, active, spontaneous, ungalled by the yoke of the passions, of unnatural needs, of unhealthy stimulus; keeping intact the physical faculty of enjoying the light of day and the air we breathe, and in the heart, the capacity to thrill with the love of all that is generous, simple and fine.

    The Simple Life

  • All ungalled of him is each courtier's heel or great man's kibe.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827

  • Belief in a thousand hells and heavens will not lift the apathetic out of apathy or hold back the passionate from passion; while a newly planted and ungalled community, in blessed forgetfulness of rewards or punishments, of cosmic needs or celestial sanctions, will know how to live cheerily and virtuously for life's own sake, putting to shame those thin vaticinations.

    The Life of Reason

  • It has the secret of that honest simplicity which belongs to unspoiled youth, that keen integrity native to the ungalled spirit as yet unconscious of any duplicity in itself or of any inward reason why it should fail.

    The Life of Reason

  • But these reproaches would leave my withers quite ungalled.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • There is certainly but one place in all New York where the stricken deer may weep -- or even, for that matter, the hart ungalled play; the wonder of my coincidence shrank a little, that is, before the fact that when young ardor or young despair wishes to commune with immensity it can ONLY do so either in a hall bedroom or in just this corner, practically, where

    The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors

  • For Miss Mayfield, deprecating slaughter in the abstract, accepted its results gratefully, like the rest of her sex, and while willing to "let the hart ungalled play," nevertheless was able to console herself with its venison.

    Jeff Briggs's Love Story

  • Hart, like a youthful, 302. panteth after water brooks, 820. ungalled play, 138.

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

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