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- adj. Not resisting; compliant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not making resistance; not opposing; submissive; humble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. offering no resistance
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IV. ii.91 (101,4) [that spirit's possess'd with haste, That wounds the unresisting postern with these strokes] The line is irregular, and the _unresisting postern_ so strange an expression, that want of measure, and want of sense, might justly raise suspicion of an errour, yet none of the later editors seem to have supposed the place faulty, except sir Tho.
I have been informed, since the present edition went to the press, that my trusty and well-beloved cousins, the Edinburgh Reviewers, are preparing a most vehement critique on my poor, gentle, 'unresisting'
A Prince George's County police officer pepper-sprayed an unresisting man, hit him with his fists and his metal police baton, threw him down a flight of stairs, then fatally shot him, according to witnesses who testified Thursday at a civil trial against the officer.
In the forest, maybe thirty yards away, maple and oak shed their leaves, unresisting.
Office Pike there's a Dickensian name for a thug cop, isn't it? waddled down the line of unresisting students and carefully sprayed an agonizing, blistering bio-weapon all over them.
Fox News's Megyn Kelly thinks cops pepper-spraying unresisting prisoners isn't so bad, because after all, it's "a food product, essentially."
When she was done, she bowed again and accidentally on purpose knocked her butt into the godfather, laughing as he dropped, unresisting, to the mat.
Steered her unresisting body toward the bed, kicking the door closed behind them.
Nudged her unresisting body toward the warmth of the library fire.
Child psychiatry is a small and rather ingrown community excessively dominated by a few, too powerful thought leaders who have been able to impose their views on a fairly unresisting field.