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  • For any student, and especially for one who has known only the unidea'd criticism of fiction so popular today, it is a fine thing to come in contact with a high-minded, sturdy, and uncompromising thinker such as Green is.

    An Estimate of the Value and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modern Times

  • A literature more unidea'd (to use Johnson's word), more devoid of original thought, or grace, or charm, or atmosphere, it would be hard to conceive.

    Gems (?) of German Thought

  • 'Yes, here I am,' said he, 'walking with two unidea'd girls.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

  • They took a boat to Billingsgate, and Johnson, with Beauclerk, kept up their amusement for the following day, when Langton deserted them to go to breakfast with some young ladies, and Johnson scolded him for leaving his friends “to go and sit with a parcel of wretched unidea'd girls.”

    Samuel Johnson

  • They took a boat to Billingsgate, and Johnson, with Beauclerk, kept up their amusement for the following day, when Langton deserted them to go to breakfast with some young ladies, and Johnson scolded him for leaving his friends "to go and sit with a parcel of wretched _unidea'd_ girls."

    Samuel Johnson

  • * The writers had omitted to put the idea'd words into red ink, so they had to be picked out with infinite difficulty from the multitude of unidea'd ones.

    Love Me Little, Love Me Long

  • He readily entered into their proposal; and, having indulged themselves till morning in such frolics as came in their way, Johnson and Beauclerk were so well pleased with their diversion, that they continued it through the rest of the day; while their less sprightly companion left them, to keep an engagement with some ladies at breakfast, not without reproaches from Johnson for deserting his friends “for a set of unidea'd girls.”

    Lives of the English Poets

  • Johnson scolded Langton for leaving "his social friends, to go and sit with a set of wretched unidea'd girls."]

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

  • -- "What! old Rowley, with his wit, and love of wit -- his wildness, and love of wildness -- he form a league with a silly, scrupulous, unidea'd Puritan!

    Peveril of the Peak

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  • Definition: having no ideas.

    June 22, 2015