Definitions

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  • adv. In an untimely manner; unseasonably.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Untimely; unseasonably.

Etymologies

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untimeous +β€Ž -ly

Examples

  • After a meeting of the provincial caucus, the NP also criticised the IFP for acting untimeously.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ANC members, pointing out the report was handed to them untimeously, agreed with Mr Leon.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And, fixing her nightcap, she had sighed and said, "I can't close my eyes for dreaming that the poor lad has come to his end untimeously."

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

  • He bored a hole through the wall at the head of our bed, and awoke us untimeously in the frosty mornings by squirting mysterious streams of water upon us.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • The branches creaked, and the young green leaves were shred untimeously from the beeches.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • In the meantime the third cook can prepare the meals for the establishment and for any chance visitor whom evil fate may have led untimeously into these parts.

    Faces and Places

  • After the death of my husband, who came to his end untimeously, I went to live with a daughter of mine, married out among certain Romans who walk about the eastern counties, and with whom for some time I found a home and pleasant society, for they lived right Romanly, which gave my heart considerable satisfaction, who am a Roman born, and hope to die so.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • "By my faith, this bodes us no good," said Blount; "it must be some perilous cause puts her Grace in motion thus untimeously, By my counsel, we were best put back again, and tell the Earl what we have seen."

    Kenilworth

  • β€œit must be some perilous cause puts her Grace in motion thus untimeously, By my counsel, we were best put back again, and tell the Earl what we have seen.”

    Kenilworth

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