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  • adv. Without shrinking; courageously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unshrinking manner; firmly.


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unshrinking +‎ -ly


  • But what Mezentius may think of me, I do not care a straw; to others I make this announcement clearly and unshrinkingly: if any of you that are here present had any part with me in these same solemn ceremonies, give a sign and you shall hear what it is I keep thus.

    The Defense

  • His youthful look, aided by his light hair and his plump beardless cheeks, his easy manner and his ever-ready smile, his eyes which met unshrinkingly the eyes of every one whom he addressed, all combined to make the impression of him a favorable impression in the general mind.


  • The luster of her terrible red hair showed itself unshrinkingly in a plaited coronet above her forehead, and escaped in one vagrant love-lock, perfectly curled, that dropped over her left shoulder.


  • She bent over him, and for the first time unshrinkingly and with infinite tenderness, laid her lips on his.

    The Moon out of Reach

  • The bold black eyes of the caged birds flash out unshrinkingly on the strangers, who inspire curiosity, and not always aversion, if the language of those eyes be interpreted according to the Western code.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • All you can do is to urge upon him the superior beauty of frankness; to praise him and love him, especially when he does acknowledge a fault, thus leading him to see that the way to win your approval -- that approval which he desires so intensely -- is to face his own shortcomings with a steady eye and confess them to you unshrinkingly.

    Study of Child Life

  • Louis felt sorry he had allowed himself to say so much; but he stood unshrinkingly before his interrogator, and replied:

    Louis' School Days A Story for Boys

  • "What shall we do, Mary?" whispered the poor child, burying her wet face upon Mary's shoulder that received its burden unshrinkingly;

    The Old Homestead

  • 'Emancipation' was emblazoned upon your banners, those men who, with their ancestors, had been enslaved through five generations, rose as one man to stand by this republic, the last hope of oppressed humanity upon the earth, until they numbered one hundred and seventy-five thousand arrayed in arms under your banners, doing firmly, unshrinkingly, and defiantly their full share in securing the final victory of our arms.

    History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

  • Dr. Spring belongs are brought unshrinkingly forward, constituting as they do, in his opinion, vital and essential portions of the system of revealed religion.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851


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