Definitions

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  • adj. Not prayed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not prayed for.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not prayed for; not solicited reverently: with for.
  • Unsolicited; unasked.

Etymologies

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un- +β€Ž prayed

Examples

  • If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.

    2010 May Archive at Ray Fowler .org

  • Then Gunnar said, β€œAll things that may be will we do for thee, so thou abidest here long; both dominion shall thou have, and our sister freely and unprayed for, whom another man would not get for all his prayers.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • I've seen their straight despairing lines cloven in snowfields under storm, and Indian file of famished natives, poor unprayed-for wanderers through blinding chill, seasoned castaways in search of home ports, which they've found at last, here on winter's verge between our houses and their trees.

    What Light There Is

  • The scheme was to take certain hospitals and to pray for the patients in particular wards, leaving other wards unprayed for, and then to tabulate and issue the results.

    Clayhanger

  • Ah! if one could but see clearly, with eyes purged from every remnant of earthliness, -- see as the angels do, -- the thick fog of unrisen and unprayed prayers clinging to the rafters of every empty church, we might well shudder in the clogging heavy atmosphere.

    Uncle Max

  • Then Gunnar said, "All things that may be will we do for thee, so thou abidest here long; both dominion shall thou have, and our sister freely and unprayed for, whom another man would not get for all his prayers."

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • The day, the unwished for, the unprayed for, the most unwelcome day, like a challenged foe, had come; and with it new perils, tenfold risk of failure and disaster.

    Burl

  • And in a little while that soul, unprayed for, passed into its dark eternity.

    Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist

  • But we get used to these things, in this best of all possible worlds; and if the poacher died unwept, unknelled, unprayed for, all that can be said of the matter is -- that many a better man has met with a worse fate.

    Rattlin the Reefer

  • Mortality rates were comparable across the three groups, but the unprayed-for group experienced the fewest complications.

    Slate Magazine

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