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- adjective Alternative form of
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- adjective not crowned with laurel; having no acclaim or reward
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Similarly, those who would write about the plain, the long, low levels of commonplace human life, must have dwelt in them, have possessed the dreary, unlaurelled courage of the good bourgeois, have known what it is to live out the day just for the day's sake, with the blessed hope of a reasonably respectable and comfortable conclusion.
Passed away with head unlaurelled in the wild Thessalian rains.
There valiantly struggling, in obscure battle and skirmish, under rogue Rossignol, let them, unlaurelled, save the Republic, and 'be cut down gradually to the last man.'
Even a reticent lyricist like Szymborska or a dyspeptic traveller like Naipaul or writers too readily elbowed aside, like Pearl Buck and Sinclair Lewis, have a neatly delineated social view and a will to engage in the world's work, an urge to report as much as to invent, whereas the unlaurelled, on the whole, tend to be more writers of the sentence-and-its-structure than of the world-and-its-woes.
Still Caesar was a very great man and he played a dazzling part, as all men do who come just at the fall of an old system, when society is as clay in the hands of the potter, and found a new system in its place, while the less dazzling task of making the new system work, by probity and industry, and of restoring the shattered allegiance of a people to its institutions, descends upon unlaurelled heads.