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  • adv. In an unwholesome manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unwholesome manner; unhealthfully.


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  • A Christian who says rape is due to irreligion and materialism (in the sensual meaning) says there is dissimilarity of rates of rape between Christian and nonchristian societies, or between churched and unchurched areas; that rape is motivated by sexual desire; that rape is higher in areas with more masturbation and pornography and unwholesomely dressed or improperly behaving women ..

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • With a constant psychological whiff of something unwholesomely and condescendingly sleazy.

    Bum and Bummer

  • The saddest minority in a city emphasizing health and fitness are those who are unwholesomely shaped.

    Life On The Edge

  • Journals, was a small young gentleman of very juvenile appearance, and unwholesomely pale in the face; partly, perhaps, from intense thought, but partly, there is no doubt, from the excessive use of tobacco, which he was at that moment chewing vigorously.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • This “open warfare” alternated, it is true, with long sieges, less sportsmanlike phases, in which the contending hosts refused battle and squatted unwholesomely in excavations and behind walls, annoying each other by raids and attempts to storm and break through, until hunger, pestilence, the decay of discipline under boredom, or the exasperation of the surrounding population broke up the party.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • His skin was so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white.

    Hard Times

  • Looking back, the great taxonomists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries seem unwholesomely obsessed.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • A local schoolhouse in the heart of the four-thousand-acre camp was turned into a hospital, where the diseased were unwholesomely mingled with the wounded from Paoli, Brandywine, and Germantown.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The mouth was a thin gash, unwholesomely out of proportion to the rest of the face.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

  • Anything that really could destroy the Blight would be unwholesomely weird.

    A Fire Upon the Deep


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