Definitions

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  • adj. Not shepherded; without a guiding influence.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ shepherded

Examples

  • On our way back through the streets, unshepherded this time, Kyral's tongue was loosened as if with a great release from tension.

    The Door Through Space

  • It is hovering, unshepherded and visionless, on the brink of disaster.

    The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh

  • He had no fears for Katharine, but there was a suspicion at the back of his mind that Cassandra might have been, innocently and ignorantly, led into some foolish situation in one of their unshepherded dissipations.

    Night and Day

  • In the clean, smooth paths of the middle sky and highest up in air, drift, unshepherded, small flocks ranging contrarily.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • They appeal greatly to Jesus, like unshepherded sheep.

    Quiet Talks on John's Gospel

  • He had little of the pastoral spirit; I do not think that he yearned over unshepherded souls, or primarily desired to seek and save the lost.

    Hugh Memoirs of a Brother

  • They seemed to Him, not merely a mob of intrusive sight-seers, but like a huddled mass of unshepherded sheep.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • The broken lights in the work of a good painter wander like flocks upon the hills, not unshepherded; speaking of life and peace: the broken lights of a bad painter fall like hailstones, and are capable only of mischief, leaving it to be wished they were also of dissolution.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

  • His may be the most astonishingly witless and thoughtlessly unshepherded performance by a child actor before or since, although Spencer Breslin (of Disney's The Kid and Dr. Seuss 'The Cat in the Hat) seems to be gearing up for a career-long challenge to Black's status as king of the heap.

    The House Next Door

  • They were written in bitterness of soul by a very young man, with high hopes and ideals, fresh from the surroundings of Oxford and Rugby, from the training of the Schoolhouse and Fox How, and plunged suddenly into a society of boys -- the subalterns of the Bengal Native Infantry -- living for the most part in idleness, often a vicious idleness, without any restraining public opinion, and practically unshepherded, amid the temptations of the Indian climate and life.

    A Writer's Recollections — Volume 1

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