Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of unworthy: more unworthy

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Examples

  • The title-page gives a London publisher as well as an Anglo-Athenian one, and Mrs. Johnstone benevolently adapted her labours to her countrywomen and the unworthier Southrons alike.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Primasso, who being but in homely habite, and he having not seene him before to his remembrance, a present bad conceite possessed his braine, that he never saw an unworthier person, saying within himselfe: See how I give my goods away to bee devoured.

    The Decameron

  • Be at least so kind as to tell me that; Is it some late Disgust you have conceived of my Person; or rather your desire, (I fear) of some unworthier, happy

    The City Bride (1696) Or The Merry Cuckold

  • It is strange that this kind of pose is considered as less insincere than the opposite class, which is rather out of fashion for this very reason, yet to be untrue to one's better self is surely an unworthier insincerity than to be ashamed of the worst.

    The Education of Catholic Girls

  • Ah! that passage of childhood, what a void it makes in the growing heart; and how quietly its place is filled by unworthier influences.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • The unworthier they; whence to this day they serve.

    Samson Agonistes: Lines 1000-1249

  • “There is not an unworthier in Scotland” than Ruthven, writes Randolph. {226c}

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • For even if to please (as some are beginning to hold) should be no part of his aim, at least 'twill always be a reward: and (in unworthier moods) next to a Writer I would choose to be a Lamplighter, as the only other that gets so cordial a "God bless him!" in the long winter evenings.

    The Splendid Spur

  • For I believe in some future life for the lower animals as well as for their unworthier lord; and in the immortality of all creation.

    My Life as an Author

  • The obstinate calumny of his scepticism served as a pretext to the King's conscience for the unworthier instinct of personal dislike.

    Sir Walter Ralegh A Biography

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