Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not weaned; hence, not withdrawn or disengaged.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective especially of an animal Not yet weaned; still being suckled.
  • adjective figuratively Naive, wet behind the ears, green, inexperienced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not weaned

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Examples

  • Defence lobbyists such as the Conference of Defence Associations -- largely composed of reserve and retired officers -- were dismissed as special-interest grumblers or as corporatist interests unweaned from the public udder.

    National Defence: A Little Common Sense

  • Although she makes the product near her shop in Belmont, Mass., the prerequisite culture harkens from her homeland where the rennet is found in the tummies of unweaned lambs.

    Bits & Bites: News You Can Eat

  • Do you think me foolish as a babe unweaned, not to know this?

    Tran Siberian

  • In the U.S. Congress, the final Farm Bill enacted into law in 2008 banned the import of young dogs from foreign puppy mills -- stopping the long-distance transport of unweaned puppies from China, Mexico, Russia, and other countries.

    Michael Markarian: 400 Dogs in Wire Cages

  • They drew the line at unweaned babies until they opened their own infants section in 1934, but they provided health information to immigrant women by visiting them and speaking to them in Yiddish.

    Argentina: Philanthropic Organizations.

  • I soon came to learn that Shelly was not the unweaned kitten I assumed her to be.

    Reedu Taha: The Barbi Twins: Why We Bear Our Claws

  • That the food fetish has its erotic component is suggested by the means of poison — Amanita phalloides — and by the way Merricat so totally depends upon her older sister as a food provider, as if she were an unweaned infant and not a "great child" grown into an adult.

    The Witchcraft of Shirley Jackson

  • So, as soon as I was born, my father tried to end again the hapless life he had given, deeming me his foe, for it was fated he should die at my hand; so he sent me still unweaned to make a pitiful meal for beasts, but I escaped from that.

    The Phoenissae

  • So, as soon as I was born, my father tried to end again the hapless life he had given, deeming me his foe, for it was fated he should die at my hand; so he sent me still unweaned to make a pitiful meal for beasts, but I escaped from that.

    The Phoenissae

  • The lady was blue, and in great pain from cramp, and the poor unweaned infant was roaring for the nourishment which had failed.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

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