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  • Nonetheless, the absence of an inner depth or truth of self, as performed by Monroe through displays of stunning unwittingness, functions very usefully to produce impenetrability.

    All The Available Light

  • Nonetheless, the absence of an inner depth or truth of self, as performed by Monroe through displays of stunning unwittingness, functions very usefully to produce impenetrability.

    All The Available Light

  • Christ upon the cross when he prayed for his enemies, “Father, forgive them,” nor does he cover their crime with any other excuse than that of unwittingness — because, says he, “they know not what they do.”

    In Praise of Folly

  • He went to bed in a flutter of agitation, and lay awake half the night mourning over a friendship so irreparably broken, bitter with the resentment of an unjustified attack, yet reproaching himself lest through his unwittingness he might have brought it all upon himself.

    The Nebuly Coat

  • They are not, however, for this cause to be deprived of the communion of Christ's body and blood, lest this thing may seem to be revenged on them, in which they through unwittingness sinned before the bath of baptism.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04

  • But, if any shall commit them, then are they to be deprived of Christ's body and blood; for, as some little is to be borne with in regard to those men who through unwittingness commit sin, so on the other hand it is to be strongly pursued in those who dread not to sin wittingly.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 04

  • So he spake and besought him, in his unwittingness, for truly it was to be his own evil death and fate that he prayed for.

    The Iliad

  • He displayed the fears, the unwittingness, the open candour of a cloistered maiden.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

  • Your son, Jesus, was born of the breath of God; you yourself were born without defilement of your mother's womb, and I would believe that this virginity goes back thus from age to age in endless unwittingness of flesh.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

  • A lovely melting image of her stole over him; all the warmer for her unwittingness in producing it: and it awakened a tenderness toward the simple speaker.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 3

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