Definitions

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  • adj. Not polemical; undisputatious.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ polemical

Examples

  • A Pulitzer Prize – winning military correspondent for The Washington Post presents an unpolemical yet blistering account of the planning for and execution of the war in Iraq.

    Cover to Cover

  • After the open debate between Vetch and Benham -- the great John Benham, hero of war and peace, and tireless labourer in the vineyard of public service -- after this memorable discussion, Judge Horatio Lancaster Page had remarked, in his mild, unpolemical tone, that "though John had undoubtedly carried off the flowers of rhetoric, there was a good deal of wholesome green stuff about that fellow Vetch."

    One Man in His Time

  • But, as he justly observed, if he had written as these objectors wished him to write, no one would have read him; so he went on in his “sinuous, easy, unpolemical” way; and the people who disliked him closed their ears, and “flocked all the more eagerly to Messrs. Moody and Sankey.”

    Matthew Arnold

  • It was felt by many of his readers, and even by some of his most attached disciples, that the “sinuous, easy, unpolemical method” which he vaunted, and which he applied so happily to criticism of books and life, was not grave enough, or cogent enough, when applied to the criticism of Religion.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Not such was Arnold's method; he himself described it, most happily, as “sinuous, easy, unpolemical.”

    Matthew Arnold

  • Here, as always and everywhere, he betook himself to his “sinuous, easy, unpolemical” method, and thereby made his repugnance to the proposed change felt and understood in quarters which would never have listened to arguments from Leviticus, or fine distinctions between malum per se and malum prohibitum.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Not such was Arnold's method; he himself described it, most happily, as "sinuous, easy, unpolemical."

    Matthew Arnold

  • But, as he justly observed, if he had written as these objectors wished him to write, no one would have read him; so he went on in his "sinuous, easy, unpolemical" way; and the people who disliked him closed their ears, and "flocked all the more eagerly to Messrs. Moody and Sankey."

    Matthew Arnold

  • Here, as always and everywhere, he betook himself to his "sinuous, easy, unpolemical" method, and thereby made his repugnance to the proposed change felt and understood in quarters which would never have listened to arguments from Leviticus, or fine distinctions between _malum per se_ and _malum prohibitum_.

    Matthew Arnold

  • A much larger space must be given to the influence which he brought to bear on Society by methods not political -- by criticism, by banter, by literary felicities, by "sinuous, easy, unpolemical" methods.

    Matthew Arnold

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