from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unwonted or unaccustomed manner.

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  • adverb Unusually

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  • adverb in an unusual manner


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From un- +‎ wontedly.


  • Will things be uncontrollably flipping by on the screen or will apps be flying open unwontedly?

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  • For conservatives to make immigration their Big Issue distracts from the far more urgent matter of prosecuting the war against Islamofascism and has introduced both an unwontedly nasty tone and a strain of anti-capitalist demagogy into right-wing rhetoric.

    Latin America

  • He was unwontedly stirred both by the Big House and by the Little Lady who was its mistress.


  • Kellen knew that Jermayan's unwontedly expansive mood would probably not last long, and that he should learn all he could while the Elven Knight was willing to answer his questions.

    Tran Siberian

  • He was looking into the ice-blue eyes and unwontedly sombre face of Turcaill.

    His Disposition

  • I think you can readily make a case for "unwontedly cold", but that's barely hat weather.

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  • Mr. Beauffet told me he was ordered to offer a glass of wine to the person who collected the income tax, and that the poor man was so overcome by a reception so unwontedly generous, that he had well-nigh fainted on the spot.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • “His Grace of Albany is unwontedly scrupulous today,” said

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Hugh, face uppermost, his long hair drooping like some wild weed upon his wooden pillow, and his huge chest heaving with the sounds which so unwontedly disturbed the place and hour.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • The day was sunny, and the Marshalsea, with the hot noon striking upon it, was unwontedly quiet.

    Little Dorrit


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