Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not waning.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ waning

Examples

  • This time he took the Los Angeles Philharmonic in hand for a big, bold, assertive outing - excerpts from Richard Strauss's operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salomé, finished off with that unwaning warhorse Sibelius's Second Symphony.

    Donna Perlmutter: Maazel to the Podium -- Still Collecting Orchestras

  • Not only is it a collection the best MD illustrations ever, but it reminded me of some of Melville's best turns of phrase: "I am madness maddened" and (my personal favorite) "planets of unwaning woe."

    Whale of Day

  • And, even in discomfort, to be nothing else, day after day, than the ever open place, the unwaning light in which that one being, that thing, remains forever exposed and sealed off Agamben, The Idea of Prose, 61.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Andes, in the unwaning clime that knows no autumn.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • But all the witcheries of that unwaning weather did not merely lend new spells and potencies to the outward world.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Then in unwaning faithfulness He tenderly soliloquizes: "Behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her; and she shall sing as in the days of her youth."

    Sketches of the Covenanters

  • And Agamemnon sends me to tell thee this, and to say what a fortune he hath met with from the Gods, and hath obtained unwaning glory through Greece.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • She waked often in the solitude of the night, imaging the bride and bridegroom on the track of rapture, following the unwaning star.

    Married Life The True Romance

  • Eating this fruit maintains her kinsmen in unwaning youth.

    The Wagnerian Romances

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.