Definitions

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  • adv. In an unprepared manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unprepared manner or condition; without due preparation.

Etymologies

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unprepared +‎ -ly

Examples

  • We went skiing in Park City, Utah last week only to find ourselves unpreparedly in the midst of the Sundance Festival, which seemed more L.A. than L.A.: film geeks and wannabes everywhere talking endlessly about themselves.

    You gonna eat that? Random musings on food and life in Orange County, California » Dr. Literstein on Good vs. Right

  • And yet it must be so; there is no remedy: unless we will omit this personal instruction, we must needs run thus unpreparedly into the pulpit.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Are not our prayers so often ineffective and powerless -- and sometimes even prayerless -- because we rush unthinkingly and unpreparedly into God's presence, without realizing the majesty and glory of the God Whom we are approaching, and without reflecting upon the exceeding great riches of His glory in Christ Jesus, which we hope to draw upon?

    The Kneeling Christian

  • Young people undertake the most risky experiment in the world as lightly and unpreparedly as they would go on a summer holiday!

    Three Things

  • A nation that can unpreparedly deliver on such promises to the drop of the hat can take care of her defense, and that may be Canada's next national job.

    The Canadian Commonwealth

  • They heard so late, so unpreparedly, so suddenly; and in the first shock, an exile which had been a calmly accepted condition, became almost a menace, seemed swiftly to develop a force.

    The Rhodesian

  • It is exasperating, sir, exasperating beyond measure, to see the authorities at Washington drifting aimlessly and unpreparedly into an armed conflict which is bound to come.

    The Flag

  • It was an awful venture, made unpreparedly, and her eyes, trying to withstand his, dropped.

    Kincaid's Battery

  • You know you are to some extent responsible, too, for the fact that the most important event in her life came upon her a little unpreparedly; so you ought to take her by the hand and guide her first steps away from her parents and towards me -- direct her affections towards me --

    Three Comedies

  • Page 52 he could not obtain in person, without suddenly and unpreparedly exposing himself to the notice of the family.

    The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown. An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion. By the author of "The Kentuckian in New-York." In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

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