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  • adj. Not sordid.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sordid

Examples

  • The Marshall Plan, said England's war leader from his retirement, was "the most unsordid act in history."

    The Plan And The Man

  • Hailed by Churchill as the "most unsordid act in history" – a phrase calculated to nourish alliances – Lend-Lease in fact exacted from the British draconian sacrifices.

    Losing Hope, Glory and Assets

  • Not a dream-stopper, a dream-explainer, an exploiter of dreams for the crass practical ends of health and happiness, but an unsordid collector of dreams for themselves alone.

    Mind Hacks: February 2006 Archives

  • Indeed, while Truman led this country in what Churchill called the "most unsordid act in history," the stories about Iraqi reconstruction keep getting more sordid.

    THE NEWS BLOG

  • Winston Churchill called it, "The most unsordid act in history."

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2003

  • This week is the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, what Winston Churchill described as the most unsordid act in all history.

    President At West Point Graduation

  • But in Claude we have the hint, however crude, of a relation as unsordid as this, but positive and direct, -- the soul of the landscape speaking at once to the soul of man, -- showing itself cognate, already friendly, and needing only to throw off the husk of opposition.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • What gave the subject an intense tenderness of unsordid interest was that it meant for the pair -- what so many thousands of paroled heroes and the women they loved and who loved them were hourly finding out

    Kincaid's Battery

  • It is altogether unsordid; itself is its only price.

    Character

  • His refusal to sell his name to the schemes of the railway mania — his survey of the Spanish lines without remuneration — his offer to postpone his claim for payment from a poor company until their affairs became more prosperous — are instances of the unsordid spirit in which he acted.

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

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