Definitions

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  • adv. In an unhuman manner.

Etymologies

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unhuman +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And surmounting a higher ledge beyond this upthrust a huge dome of dull gold, Cyclopean, striking eyes and mind with something unhumanly alien, baffling; sending the mind groping, as though across the deserts of space, from some far-flung star, should fall upon us linked sounds, coherent certainly, meaningful surely, vaguely familiar — yet never to be translated into any symbol or thought of our own particular planet.

    The Moon Pool

  • I tore off clothes with my teeth, except the skinsuit, stepped from the boots, and dodged away, unhumanly swift.

    Operation Luna

  • She squeezed the hand, the unhumanly graceful, beloved hand, for a long moment -

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • Zacharians stared at the carnivore form that sped unhumanly fast down their streets, a bundle under an arm.

    The Game Of Empire

  • She could have been human-almost-had she not been so unhumanly fair.

    Starways

  • The search for further clues was long and uneventful; but monstrously, unhumanly patient Nadreck stuck to it until he found one.

    Children of the Lens

  • And surmounting a higher ledge beyond this upthrust a huge dome of dull gold, Cyclopean, striking eyes and mind with something unhumanly alien, baffling; sending the mind groping, as though across the deserts of space, from some far-flung star, should fall upon us linked sounds, coherent certainly, meaningful surely, vaguely familiar -- yet never to be translated into any symbol or thought of our own particular planet.

    The Moon Pool

  • A grim meaning rose in the vacuous eye of Lovel; Isaacs caressed his diamond pin, smiling in a sickly fashion; McNamara's wandering stare fixed and grew unhumanly bright; Ufert openly dropped his hand on his gun-butt and stood sullenly defiant.

    Trailin'!

  • By the light of a charcoal fire, clay images were ruddily discernible; before these the enchanters moved unhumanly clad, and doing things which, mercifully perhaps, were veiled from Manuel by the peculiarly perfumed obscurity.

    Figures of Earth

  • The young man, who was of delicate appearance and unhumanly pale, stretched himself at full length on his back, closed his eyes, moaned feebly, cursed the heat in a stricken whisper.

    The Flirt

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