from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an ungovernable manner; so as not to be governed or restrained.

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  • adverb In an ungovernable manner.


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ungovernable +‎ -ly


  • The city of the future might also become so complex, so alveolate, so ungovernably large that its citizens will no longer be very visible to each other.

    Sex And The City Of The Future

  • The impression that I got from the e-mail, though -- the rationale I could glean from the words of Gawker's publisher as to why his site and I just wouldn't be right for each other -- was that I was actually a little too caustic and vicious, ungovernably so, when it came to my opinions.

    Chez Pazienza: Droll Models: Is Being Drunk and "Slutty" Empowering?

  • The passions of Mowbray, at all times ungovernably strong, were at present inflamed by wine, by his rapid journey, and the previously disturbed state of his mind.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Surely she will not attempt the life of the man she so ungovernably loves!

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • In this state of our mutual relations, my soul rebelled. sometimes almost ungovernably, against living in the house and discharging the service of such a man; but who is free from the constraint of circumstances?

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • “You thought I meant it,” said the girl, and laughed so ungovernably that Madeleine was again driven to remonstrance.

    Maurice Guest

  • And thousands of elephants along with their riders and those on foot that urged them forward, struck with Partha's shafts, vomited blood, or uttered shrieks of agony, or fell down, or ran ungovernably in all directions.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • This gallant revived ungovernably the remembrances he for ever sought to stifle -- all he had been and all he had seen, now past and gone for ever, as Annapla did not scruple to tell him when the demands of her Gift or a short temper compelled her.

    Doom Castle

  • Three inches of snow had fallen during the night -- hard, dry snow, on which the horses slipped and struggled as it was being beaten flat, and on which his automobile would have skidded ungovernably if Fifth

    Impressions of a War Correspondent

  • She wept ungovernably, clinging to him for protection.

    The Magician


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