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  • adj. Not tortured.


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un- +‎ tortured


  • That people, untortured by circumstance or fate, are also good.

    Only Justice Can Stop a Curse

  • Yet while always awake to his species 'shortcomings, Mr. Updike evinced a spiritual tranquility that has been distinctly unfashionable in intellectual circles over the past century or so: he was probably the most untortured of all our major writers.

    John Updike, Literary High Priest of Sex and Suburbia, Is Dead at 76

  • I always like the keyboards guy, they're always so much more eclectic and untortured looking...and they rarely wear skinny jeans

    My Boyfriend is a Singer in a Rock&Roll Band.

  • But there he sits in the quiet bungalow, soft-spoken, seemingly untortured, with the criminally cute Pooh Bear at his feet.

    Leaving Schmuckville

  • And just like that, she was standing beside him in the same bewildered but untortured shape in which she'd arrived.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • One might add that the "medieval" Ne Win regime has executed no more than a handful of its enemies (military officers attempting a coup), and has provided pensions and national honors, after periods of untortured imprisonment, for its best-known civilian opponents, such as U Nu, Kyaw Nyein, and Thakin Soe, even when they had been in armed rebellion.

    An Exchange on Burma

  • If he only could be certain that she was in a semblance of death and untortured by her thoughts.

    Way Station

  • In Greece, where the elements of beauty and grace were earliest comprehended, and most happily illustrated, the fine symmetry of the form was left untortured.

    The Ladies' Vase Polite Manual for Young Ladies

  • Their hair, untortured by the abominations of art, was scrupulously pomatumed back from their foreheads with a candle, and covered with a little cap of quilted calico which fitted exactly to their heads.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • The entire person is concealed, except the tip of one foot, the hands, the head and throat, and just enough of the bust to confess the existence of its feminine charms, without exposing them; both limbs and trunk are amply draped; and yet how plainly it can be seen that there is a well-developed, untortured woman underneath those tissues!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859


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