from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unmurmuring manner; uncomplainingly.

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  • adverb Without protest or complaint.


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unmurmuring +‎ -ly


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  • Meanwhile, whatever were his own secret thoughts, Starbuck said nothing, but quietly he issued all requisite orders; while Stubb and Flask — who in some small degree seemed then to be sharing his feelings — likewise unmurmuringly acquiesced.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • 'Mamma has such strong prejudices,' Cecily remarked, as she reluctantly gave up the idea; and I waited to see whether the graceless Tottenham would unmurmuringly take down the Bakewells.

    The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeannette Duncan

  • He seemed very patient, for he was waiting, unmurmuringly, for some one to come in answer to the ring he had given the area-bell some fifteen minutes before.

    Dreamland Julie Mathilde Lippmann

  • British officers on the trek, however, not only know how to appreciate exquisitely any appropriate home comforts, when for a brief while procurable, but also how to surrender them unmurmuringly at a moment's notice when duty so requires.

    With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back Edward P. Lowry

  • Need it be recorded here how bravely Englishmen had fought, how unmurmuringly they had endured the extremity of cold and fatigue?

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891 Various

  • "The firmness I was born with or was reared to, and rage, that fills my heart, restrain my sorrows; but hard is the task to fit my soul to bear unmurmuringly a husband's shame."

    Tales from the Hindu Dramatists R. N. Dutta

  • This fond wife, who hitherto unmurmuringly had complied with all hard details of concealment, submitting without complaint to scant supplies, given and accepted as gratuitous alms, waiting and longing for her husband's safe return, surely would obey all instructions, moving with alacrity to lure and death.

    Oswald Langdon or, Pierre and Paul Lanier. A Romance of 1894-1898 Carson Jay Lee

  • Never once, during all the hours they had passed together, had he let that strong passion of his break loose, though once or twice she thought she had heard it leap against the bars which prisoned it -- the hot, imperious desire to which one day she must submit unmurmuringly.

    The Moon out of Reach Margaret Pedler

  • Here they lay unmurmuringly -- members of the proudest aristocracy in the world, noblemen of ancient lineage, quite ready to sleep in a ditch or die, for that matter, for their country.

    From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa W. E. Sellers

  • The novice is taught that the greatest favor with Heaven is to be obtained by implicit obedience under most trying circumstances, and the more cruel the despotism they unmurmuringly submit to, the greater will be the accumulation of good works.

    Mexico and its Religion With Incidents of Travel in That Country During Parts of the Years 1851-52-53-54, and Historical Notices of Events Connected With Places Visited Robert A. Wilson


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