Definitions

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  • adj. Not quickened.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ quickened

Examples

  • There were rumors that the unquickened ship was difficult to handle, though most blamed it on too much canvas and too little freeboard due to Uto's greed.

    Ship Of Magic

  • Before that, even Intellectual-Principle with all its loveliness did not stir the soul; for that beauty is dead until it take the light of The Good, and the soul lies supine, cold to all, unquickened even to Intellectual-Principle there before it.

    The Six Enneads.

  • A bonny lad, even when unquickened by his laughter and his swift speech.

    Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz

  • Niafer described them: she described them unsympathetically, but there was no doubt they were the images which Manuel had left unquickened upon

    Figures of Earth

  • But while his thoughts were on the affair his fingers made him droll small images of ten of the image-makers, which he set aside unquickened.

    Figures of Earth

  • In her presence he had felt an inward certainty of her ultimate goodness of heart; and it was nothing against this, that she had abandoned herself a moment, that day on the cliff, to the sentiment of relief at the ending of her bondage, of her years of starved sympathy and unquickened motherhood.

    The Woman in Black

  • When I turn a corner in snowball days, the boys with bulging pockets see a head held high and a step unquickened, but I know that I cringe inwardly; and this private mortification I set down against old

    The Promised Land

  • When I turn a corner in snowball days, the boys with bulging pockets see a head held high and a step unquickened, but I know that I cringe inwardly; and this private mortification I set down against old Polotzk, in my long score of grievances and shames.

    The Promised Land

  • They affirm that they believe in eternal torment; they confess all humanity is ripe for it; but their pulses are unquickened by the assertion or admission; they do _not_ believe in it.

    Lying Prophets

  • Had she been letting memories kindle fires in her which all his faithful love had left unquickened?

    The Tyranny of Weakness

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