Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not wilful; not characterized by or done through wilfulness: as, an unwilful slight.

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Examples

  • He will be kind to little, unwilful, undesigned failings: but he must have judgment to distinguish what are or are not so.

    Pamela

  • It is here also that deception, wilful or unwilful, self-deception or deception by a higher agency, is to be feared.

    The Interior Castle or The Mansions

  • It is not according to the laws of Fact that ye have lived and guided yourselves, but according to the laws of Delusion, Imposture, and wilful and unwilful

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Fact that ye have lived and guided yourselves, but according to the laws of Delusion, Imposture, and wilful and unwilful

    Past and Present

  • But as we are ever ready to make excuses when in good humour with ourselves for the perhaps not unwilful slights of those whose approbation we wish to engage; so my sister found out a reason much to Mr. Lovelace's advantage for his not improving the opportunity that was given him.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • But as we are ever ready to make excuses when in good humour with ourselves for the perhaps not unwilful slights of those whose approbation we wish to engage; so my sister found out a reason much to Mr. Lovelace’s advantage for his not improving the opportunity that was given him. —

    Clarissa Harlowe

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