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  • n. disuse

Etymologies

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un- +‎ use

Examples

  • Europeans ignoring the science and practice, are contemptuously compared with village-cocks by Hindu women who cannot be satisfied, such is their natural coldness, increased doubtless by vegetable diet and unuse of stimulants, with less than twenty minutes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She also shrank, with the timidity of unuse, from the prospect of having to emerge from her womanly seclusion and rub shoulders with the world.

    The Way Home

  • Unless, of course, that illuminated ad for the Scottish Tourist Board was concealing a false partition behind which a battery of heavily armed cops waited at all times, their trigger-fingers getting ever itchier through unuse.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Now there was silence in the room, and absence, -- such unuse about all things, -- such a terrible stillness!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • The visitor soon learned why the ranch-house parlor presented so dismal an aspect of unuse.

    Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby

  • There was a heavy chill in the room; there was that blank forbidding air in the dusty, orderly room that follows months of unuse.

    Saturday's Child

  • This encouraging incident, the first of the kind since the ship went into commission, also befell in one of my mid-watches, and an awful mess our unuse made of it.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

  • It has been well and thoroughly shown by the advocates of this reform, that rights are eternal; that they cannot be created by any individual, sect, party, or government, and that they do not cease to exist, when unused, let the reason of that unuse be force, inclination, or what it may.

    The Woman's Advocate, Vol. I, No V.

  • Over whose point unuse displays the squalor of rust-stain.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • It was fine prior to long lapse of unuse; now it is difficult to control; seems to have a mind of it is own.

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