from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being untamed.


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  • In religion as well as in morality there is manifested the reckless independence of the (now, for the first time, vigorously and mightily self-conscious) subjective spirit, from any and all unconditional objective authority, whether of nature or of spirit, — an untamedness and intractableness of the strong individual will, daring deeds, but also a violent wildness of the unbent will and of the passions, — a highly excited turmoil-without goal or purpose.

    Christian Ethics. Volume I.���History of Ethics. 1819-1870 1873


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