Definitions

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  • adj. heedless

Etymologies

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un- +‎ recking

Examples

  • “To the bath,” answered she; but in her fear and confusion, she dropped the letter, without knowing it, and went off unrecking what she had done; when one of the eunuchs, seeing it lying in the way, picked it up.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Pagan leopards — the unrecking and unworshipping things, that live; and seek, and give no reasons for the torrid life they feel!

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The people live their own lives, passing along their few narrow streets and the one broad one, under the projecting eaves of timbered houses, unrecking of London and the world.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • When the ordinary American who "does things" -- atrocious phrase, symbol of our unrecking materialism that does not consider the value of the things done -- wants to give a place a name, he affixes his own, or that of his sister-in-law or the congressman from his district.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • The young man was pale, his lips were set, he was breathing fast, his nostrils were dilated -- he was at that pitch of excitement in which a word, a look or a movement brings on action, instantaneous, unrecking of consequences.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • Each resident, each newcomer, settled quickly and firmly into the place that desire or ambition or greed urged him; put forth whatever energy nature had endowed him with, and pushed on toward the goal toward which the town was striving -- success; collectively winning, unrecking of individual failure or tragedy -- those things were to be expected, and they fell into the limbo of forgotten things, easily and unnoticed.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • The expression maddened the other beyond endurance, and his eyes danced the chill glitter of meditated violence, unrecking consequences.

    'Firebrand' Trevison

  • Lew Wee, unrecking her approach, was cold-bloodedly committing an encore.

    Somewhere in Red Gap

  • "Hell-fire," said Mary Moxall, filling Desire's hesitation with an utterance of hard, unrecking distinctness.

    The Other Girls

  • The Pagan leopards -- the unrecking and unworshipping things, that live; and seek, and give no reasons for the torrid life they feel!

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

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