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  • adv. In an unresisting way; without resistance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unresisting manner; without resistance; submissively.


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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • "(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

  • It was somewhat singular that Giles in his semi-conscious state acquiesced unresistingly in all that she did.

    The Woodlanders

  • Melbury turned unresistingly as Giles took his arm, and they went back to where the fire was, and sat down under the screen, the other woodmen having gone.

    The Woodlanders

  • And clutching the bare arm of the younger woman, she pulled her unresistingly back against the wall.

    Wessex Tales

  • The crested wavelets ran up the beach audaciously, joyously, with the lightness of young life, and died quickly, unresistingly, and graciously, in the wide curves of transparent foam on the yellow sand.

    Almayer's Folly

  • I took it unresistingly, and he helped me into the hammock.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau


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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