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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unwrite.

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Examples

  • Fielding's Condensed History unwrites D. W. Prowse's History of Newfoundland both Prowse and his book haunt the novel and Robert Hayman's Quodlibets, both of which it sets alongside fake folk ballads and a "lost" version of the national anthem.

    The Little Professor:

  • By contrast, Thais' story unwrites Christian hagiography.

    The Little Professor:

  • Artillery-parks, and (were it fifty years after death and martyrdom, or were it two thousand years) writes and unwrites Acts of Parliament, removes mountains; models the World like soft clay?

    The French Revolution

  • But part of the difference of this tradition is that the poet is a kind of mythological, heroic figure that unwrites the untruths of empire -- empire over the body, the soul, the mind.

    PoetryFoundation.org

  • Where the Sumerian tale explores the relationship of neolithic Industry to neolithic Authority, the former in service to the latter, but aligned ultimately -- in its core values of curiosity, objective evaluation and co-operation -- with an Enlightenment mindset that predates our own by two or three thousand years, aligned with humanity-as-worker rather than society-as-tyrant ... the Biblical tale unwrites this relationship, subsuming Industry entirely into the service of Authority, swallowing Enki up into Enlil, and spitting out only a few bare bones of the rebel god of craft.

    A Dark And Hidden God

  • One of the members of the Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers (AAF) group leading the event at the University of Illinois wrote a letter explaining his actions: "No one's sacred cow unwrites basic human rights.

    Eboo Patel: Defending Free Speech Against Fundamentalist Islam?

  • There was magic in that stuff, that pulque, but Morth’s spell unwrites the blessing.

    Burning Tower

  • "Hast thou considered how Thought is stronger than Artillery Parks, and (were it fifty years after death and martyrdom, or were it two thousand years) writes and unwrites Acts of Parliament, removes mountains, models the World like soft clay?

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915 April-September, 1915

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