from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unsocial manner; with reserve.

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  • adverb In an unsociable manner.

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  • adverb in an unsociable manner


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unsociable +‎ -ly


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  • Suppose Sir Joshua should take a jaunt into Scotland; he does me the honour to pay me a visit at my house in the country; I am overjoyed at seeing him; we are quite by ourselves, shall I unsociably and churlishly let him sit drinking by himself?

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. 2004

  • As these were unsociably placed from thirty to fifty miles apart, there were many times when the little blind god of chance ruled our course.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson

  • Then, feeling it was quite beyond her power to sit so unsociably so close to anyone in the same room, when it was so glorious

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox

  • She never intruded on Patricia's privacy, nor withdrew unsociably when Patricia felt inclined for chat.

    Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge Pemberton Ginther

  • Moreover, he was always wrapped unsociably in a brown cloak, of which he kept a fold over his lower face, and in which he snored in his corner even when all the others jumped up to escape an upset.

    The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette William Douw Lighthall

  • Percy went outside and burned his coffin-nail unsociably.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good Albert Walter Tolman

  • More than all this, Red Creek gave the impression, not in the least incorrect, of falling apart into two watchful sections which eyed each other suspiciously, being cynically and unsociably inclined.

    Man to Man Jackson Gregory 1912

  • Once I dropped in on him but found him unsociably surrounded by microscopes and a very sensitive arrangement for taking microphotographs.

    The Dream Doctor 1908

  • He had a bottle and a glass before him, and was unsociably drinking alone.

    The Colonel's Dream 1895

  • In traversing the world's pathways, beaten or wild, he always made a point of seeing the story behind the circumstance; and, had he realized it, a common instinct bound him in a triangular link to the peering, winking lamps, and to the Russian boy lying unsociably wrapped in his heavy coat.

    Max Katherine Cecil Thurston 1893


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