Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unresisting manner; without resistance; submissively.

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  • adverb In an unresisting way; without resistance.

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Examples

  • It was cold indeed, though the only wind was that made by their progress; but Fleda had been again unresistingly wrapped in the furs, and was, for the time, beyond the reach of that or any other annoyance.

    Queechy

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • Is this the heritage of Gandhi — that those who protest injustice and violence are now required to submit unresistingly to blows and boots in order to be legitimate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Israeli Version of Ship Incident

  • I therefore followed, unresistingly and in silence; along one or two passages of much greater length than consisted with the ideas I had previously entertained of the size of the house.

    Redgauntlet

  • "(Cheney, or Bush)" One must not unresistingly let himself be swept along by unfavorable circumstances, nor permit his steadfastness to be shaken.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Petraeus Hearings Open Thread

  • Into this herbaceous penitentiary, situated on an upper staircase – landing: a low and narrow whitewashed cell, where bunches of dried leaves hung from rusty hooks in the ceiling, and were spread out upon shelves, in company with portentous bottles: would the Reverend Septimus submissively be led, like the highly popular lamb who has so long and unresistingly been led to the slaughter, and there would he, unlike that lamb, bore nobody but himself.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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  • The corrugated

    rapidly-moving strip of rubber seemed

    to draw the arm smoothly, unresistingly

    up through the oiled steel rollers.

    - Peter Reading, Pacepacker, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008