from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not addressed in, or as if in, a lecture or lectures.
  • Not taught or inculcated by lecture.


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  • For though at this moment at least a hundred professors are lecturing upon the literature of the past, at least a thousand critics are reviewing the literature of the present, and hundreds upon hundreds of young men and women are passing examinations in English literature with the utmost credit, still — do we write better, do we read better than we read and wrote four hundred years ago when we were unlectured, uncriticized, untaught?

    The Death of the Moth, and other essays 2002

  • Still, they evidently hold him, upon the whole, responsible, just as an audience assembled to hear a lecture, and obliged to go unlectured away, holds the lecturer -- chafing in a snow-bank upon the railroad fifty miles away -- responsible for its disappointment.

    From the Easy Chair — Volume 01 George William Curtis 1858


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