unwatchfulness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unwatchful; want of vigilance. Leighton, Com. on 1 Pet. iii.


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  • The ways of our entering into temptation are so many, various, and imperceptible, -- the means of it so efficacious and powerful, -- our weakness our unwatchfulness, so unspeakable, -- that we cannot in the least keep or preserve ourselves from it.

    Of Temptation 1616-1683 1967

  • We continued on our knees, and in a little while another person, who through unwatchfulness had gone astray, professed that the Lord had restored her soul.

    Religion in Earnest A Memorial of Mrs. Mary Lyth, of York John Lyth

  • It was a cause of great grief to him when, through unwatchfulness, he was led into folly.

    Little Abe Or, The Bishop of Berry Brow F. Jewell

  • Has my faith been weakened by unwatchfulness, or quickened by diligence this day?

    Fletcher of Madeley Brigadier Margaret Allen

  • I think my chief desire is to be preserved _alive_ in the truth, and _growing_ in the truth; but sometimes, through unwatchfulness, such

    A Brief Memoir with Portions of the Diary, Letters, and Other Remains, of Eliza Southall, Late of Birmingham, England Eliza Southall

  • "Yea," said Loki, "but there will never be laughter again in Asgard unless thou art able to bring back the hammer that thine unwatchfulness lost."

    The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths Padraic Colum 1926

  • The one set of atoms is prepared to maintain the equilibrium of health and life, but if through the neglect and unwatchfulness of the sentinel

    The Life Everlasting; a reality of romance Marie Corelli 1889

  • Christ, and follow the guidance of His Word, they receive strength for daily service, and grow in holiness after the image of their Lord; or if, departing from God through unwatchfulness and neglect of prayer, any of them lapse into spiritual languor, or fall into grievous sins, yet by the mercy of God Who abideth faithful they are not cast off, but are chastened for their backsliding, and through repentance restored to

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches. 1889

  • Again, _unwatchfulness_ is a hole, a danger against which I warn you.

    Standards of Life and Service Thomas Henry Howard 1886

  • This mistake brought me under great humiliation, for it arose from unwatchfulness; but the meeting ended well.

    Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney, 1881


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