Definitions

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  • adj. Not thumbed.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ thumbed

Examples

  • At the end of his life he had become, on his own ground, as mellow as he was rich; he combined consummate shrewdness with the disposition superficially to fraternise, and his “social position,” on which he had never wasted a care, had the firm perfection of an unthumbed fruit.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Beside the table, bare except for the formal, unthumbed Bible, Mrs. Horowitz rattled out her paper, her near-sighted eyes traveling back and forth across the page.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • At the end of his life he had become, on his own ground, as mellow as he was rich; he combined consummate shrewdness with the disposition superficially to fraternize, and his "social position," on which he had never wasted a care, had the firm perfection of an unthumbed fruit.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • At the end of his life he had become, on his own ground, as mellow as he was rich; he combined consummate shrewdness with the disposition superficially to fraternise, and his "social position," on which he had never wasted a care, had the firm perfection of an unthumbed fruit.

    The Portrait of a Lady — Volume 1

  • We made merry in the little parlour, where the Book of Martyrs, unthumbed since my time, was laid out upon the desk as of old, and where I now turned over its terrific pictures, remembering the old sensations they had awakened, but not feeling them.

    David Copperfield

  • His various works, uncut, unthumbed, were preserved free from all pollution in the family archives, where they may still be for anything that I know.

    Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.

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