Definitions

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  • adjective comparative form of unruly: more unruly

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Examples

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that every cricketer dreams of playing at Lord's, every footballer of winning a Champions League final, and every athlete of representing their country at the Olympic Games, but dreams are unrulier than that.

    Sporting dreams that end lying in bed next to Geoffrey Boycott | Emma John |

  • The voices grew louder and angrier, the crowd larger and unrulier.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • The voices grew louder and angrier, the crowd larger and unrulier.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • The voices grew louder and angrier, the crowd larger and unrulier.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • While there was obvious love between Sexton and her daughter, there were also unrulier feelings: in Middlebrook's book, Linda tells of waking one night when she was 15 to find her mother astride her, kissing her on the mouth.

    Secrets Of The Couch

  • Heraclides openly professed the highest respect for Dion, and made him great acknowledgments for this favor, attending him with all deference, as ready to receive his commands; but underhand he kept up his dealings with the populace and the unrulier citizens, unsettling their minds and disturbing them with his complaints, and putting Dion into the utmost perplexity and disquiet.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • It was like pre-employment training for the unrulier pupils.

    Mortal Causes

  • Mr. Lincoln's perilous task has been to carry a rather shaky raft through the rapids, making fast the unrulier logs as he could snatch opportunity, and the country is to be congratulated that he did not think it his duty to run straight at all hazards, but cautiously to assure himself with his setting-pole where the main current was, and keep steadily to that.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • Mr. Lincoln's perilous task has been to carry a rather shaky raft through the rapids, making fast the unrulier logs as he could snatch opportunity, and the country is to be congratulated that he did not think it his duty to run straight at all hazards, but cautiously to assure himself with his setting-pole where the main current was, and keep steadily to that.

    Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday A Comprehensive View of Lincoln as Given in the Most Noteworthy Essays, Orations and Poems, in Fiction and in Lincoln's Own Writings

  • Mr. Lincoln’s perilous task has been to carry a rather shaky raft through the rapids, making fast the unrulier logs as he could snatch opportunity, and the country is to be congratulated that he did not think it his duty to run straight at all hazards, but cautiously to assure himself with his setting-pole where the main current was, and keep steadily to that.

    Abraham Lincoln, 1864-1865

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