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ungovernableness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being ungovernable; ungovernability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being ungovernable.

Etymologies

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ungovernable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Spartans; yet was their happiness but of small continuance, partly the tyrannical temper of their kings and partly the ungovernableness of the people quickly bringing upon them such disorders, and so complete an overthrow of all existing institutions, as clearly to show how truly divine a blessing the

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Every man there wanted to help him, but he wouldn't and couldn't stand still; the concussion of the shell had affected his brain and this accounted for his ungovernableness.

    S.O.S. Stand to!

  • We all know how outward cares, and petty annoyances, and crushing sorrows, and daily anxieties, and the tear and wear of work, and our own restlessness and ungovernableness, and the faults that still haunt our lives, and sometimes make us feel as if our Christianity was all a sham -- how all these things are at enmity with joy in God.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • What doth sin signify but ungovernableness to him that hath power to govern me?

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • His thoughts were easily brought and fixed to the best subjects, and there was no vanity nor ungovernableness in them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • If slothfulness, if the ungovernableness of the flesh, has rendered us less attentive to your necessities, less ready to answer your calls; if unjust impatience, or blameworthy weariness, has sometimes made us show you a severe and dispirited countenance; if the miserable thought that we were necessary to you, has sometimes induced us to fail in treating you with that humility which became us; if our frailty has led us hastily to commit any action which has been a cause of offence to you; forgive us!

    Chapter XXXVI

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