unsympathising love


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  • adjective Alternative form of unsympathizing.

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  • adjective not showing or expressing sympathy


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  • There was something in the hard, dry, unsympathising, unchanging virtues of her husband which almost revolted her.

    Phineas Finn 2004

  • These were kind, loving words, showing in themselves a spirit of love and forbearance; but they were spoken in a harsh, unsympathising voice, and the speaker, as he uttered them, looked gloomily at the fire.

    The Small House at Allington 2004

  • But, to tell you a secret, if I were convinced that they are necessarily and universally different from us - fickle, soon petrifying, unsympathising - I would never marry.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte 2004

  • Then, perhaps — for there was no foreseeing how it might affect her — Pearl would frown, and clench her little fist, and harden her small features into a stern, unsympathising look of discontent.

    The Scarlet Letter 2002

  • The most sagacious and sceptical men are apt to be mildly susceptible to conviction in the matter of their own pedigrees, and, a little conscious of their weakness, they shrink from letting the sacred tree be handled by relentless and unsympathising adepts.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • Poor Ireland, trodden by a dominant party whose hand was strengthened by her potent neighbour, sought relief from the gloom of the present, by looking far back into the fabulous glories of the past -- and it seemed the last drop in her cup of bitterness when this pleasant vista was also to be closed by the hard utilitarian hand of the unsympathising Saxon.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • [6] "I did not dare to breathe aloud the unhallowed anguish of my mind to the majesty of the unsympathising stars."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847 Various

  • It seems fully to bear out the writer's conception of the unsympathising character of the intercourse between

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • How little is he understood -- how imperfectly is he appreciated, by a cold, unsympathising world! his eccentricities are ridiculed -- his excesses are condemned by unthinking persons, who cannot comprehend the fact that a writer, whose mind is weary, naturally longs for physical excitement of some kind of other, and too often seeks for a temporary mental oblivion in the intoxicating bowl.

    My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson Being the Auto-Biography of an Author. Written by Himself. George Thompson

  • The jarring chords could not be made to vibrate in tune by sweeping them with a rough and unsympathising stroke; all could be reduced to harmony only by some loving and judicious action which would draw up or slacken the discordant strings with a force which would be felt only in its results.

    Amos Huntingdon T.P. Wilson


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