from The Century Dictionary.
- Not addressed in, or as if in, a lecture or lectures.
- Not taught or inculcated by lecture.
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For though at this moment at least a hundred professors are lecturing upon the literature of the past, at least a thousand critics are reviewing the literature of the present, and hundreds upon hundreds of young men and women are passing examinations in English literature with the utmost credit, still — do we write better, do we read better than we read and wrote four hundred years ago when we were unlectured, uncriticized, untaught?
Still, they evidently hold him, upon the whole, responsible, just as an audience assembled to hear a lecture, and obliged to go unlectured away, holds the lecturer -- chafing in a snow-bank upon the railroad fifty miles away -- responsible for its disappointment.