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  • adj. not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety


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  • It is unreassuring; it does not restore faith nor remove shame.

    Responsibility and accountability

  • Louis Freeh, the estimable director of the FBI, after looking into the reason a couple of unreassuring political operators in the White House had gained access to hundreds of FBI background files on the Republican opposition, actually spoke in terms of a contract violation by these Clinton administration apparatchiks.

    'The White House Wants'

  • "" Not now, '' came the decidedly unreassuring reply from her mom.

    Down The Aisle

  • Here was a movie that painted the most excoriating, cynical, unreassuring portrait of the U.S. military imaginable.

    That Was Then, This Is Now

  • However, I boil down the apology to this one unreassuring statement: "At present, we have agreed to review both our policies and our enforcement procedures to ensure that we are acting both consistently and fairly."

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  • The fact that he was cooperating was singularly unreassuring; I knew what he was capable of in an instant of rage.

    Over the Edge

  • Patrick was staring with unreassuring horror at Billy's straight lines.

    Flying Finish

  • Couched thus, this creature yawned and disclosed unreassuring teeth.

    Figures of Earth

  • Even to the most casual and uninterested outsider it was evident that already the metropolis was under a tension; that the tension was increasing almost imperceptibly day by day; that there seemed to be no very clear idea as to the reason of it, only a confused apprehension, an apparently unreassuring fear of some grotesque danger ahead, which daily reading of the newspapers was not at all calculated to allay.

    The Danger Mark

  • She knew now that, hour by hour, she had lived in the expectation of Guest's return; had felt an unreassuring conviction that he must come before she left!

    Flaming June


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