unman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unman cause to lose one's nerve "an unmanning experience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unman To deprive of men; as, to unman a ship.
    • Unman To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; to break or subdue the manly spirit in; to cause to despond; to dishearten; to make womanish. "Let's not unman each other."
    • Unman To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like.
    • Unman To emasculate; to deprive of virility.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unman To deprive of the character or qualities of a human being, as reason, etc.
    • unman To emasculate; deprive of virility.
    • unman To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; break or reduce into irresolution; dishearten; deject; make womanish.
    • unman To deprive of men: as, to unman a ship or town.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unman un-man′ to deprive of the powers of a man, as courage, virility, &c.: to deprive of men
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + man,

Usage

In literature:

As the shaken and somewhat unmanned Coronado looked at him, he was afraid of him.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
The ceremony was performed in connection with the family devotions, and quite unmanned me.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
How love unmans and softens!
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The perseverance and the filial piety of Smithson, so opposite to my unsteadiness and unnatural disloyalty, confounded and unmanned me.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX." by Various
Hickman, John, calls Lincoln's emancipation scheme unmanly, see vol.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
The thought unmanned him.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Convents of men are not easily conceivable; man seems feeble and unmanly in them.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
But the viceroy durst not trust me so far as to unman his ships, lest I should come against him.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
This thought unmans and prostrates me.
"Speeches from the Dock, Part I" by Various
He was so bright and clever; it would have been unmanly not to have loved dead Miles' son.
"Coralie" by Charlotte M. Braeme
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In poetry:

“’Was it for this, no more but this,
I took and laid it in her hand,
By dimples ruled, to hint submiss,
By frown unmanned?
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
The while we linger on the coast,
My truant fancy homeward flies,
And when the view is almost lost,
Unmanly tears bedew my eyes--
"A Sailor's Song" by Matilda Betham
Such treatment to a female, though
A perfect stranger she might be,
From you would most unmanly show;
In you to her 'tis worse to see.
"The Duty Of A Brother" by Charles Lamb
Before him we retired, unmanned by fear.
Unarmed, he seemed to move with harmful light.
Scott only stood, shaming us in the end.
The fugitive surrendered without fight.
"The Island" by George Woodcock
They returned hand-in-hand, and the Bellman, unmanned
(For a moment) with noble emotion,
Said "This amply repays all the wearisome days
We have spent on the billowy ocean!"
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
Now I shall ride the misty lake
With my own love, and speak so low
That not a fishy thing shall hear
The secrets passing to and fro
Amid the moonlight poetries.
O moonshine, how unman us so?
"Moonlight" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Hamlet Buoyed by " Unmanly Grief".
Parents concerned about unmarked , unmanned school crosswalk.
An unmanned aircraft was shot down by the Israeli air force Saturday after it crossed the southern region of the country, Reuters reported.
NASA using unmanned aircraft to analyze inner workings of 2012 hurricanes.
WASHINGTON — To most Americans, aerial drones are high-tech, unmanned aircraft that fly over foreign lands to spy on US enemies or hunt down and kill suspected terrorists.
Tucson News NowBehlman's 94050 UAV Power Supply Proves that the Sky is no Limit for Powering Systems on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
The Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft Tuesday aboard an Atlas V rocket.
TEHRAN — Iran's defense minister on Friday confirmed that Iranian warplanes had fired shots at an American drone last week, but said that they had taken the action after the unmanned aircraft had entered Iranian airspace .
TEHRAN — Iran's defense minister on Friday confirmed that Iranian warplanes had fired shots at an American drone last week, but said that they had taken the action after the unmanned aircraft had entered Iranian airspace.
Conduct code for unmanned aircraft is unveiled.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nellis Air Force Base official says an unmanned drone aircraft crashed in a remote part of the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas.
A Nellis Air Force Base official says an unmanned drone aircraft crashed in a remote part of the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas.
The President and the Congress envision tens of thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — drones — populating American airspace.
The United States' use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects was more.
In this Sept 6, 2007 photo, an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies over a range in Nevada.
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In science:

Mars are based on information gained from numerous unmanned space missions.
In-situ acoustic-based analysis system for physical and chemical properties of the lower Martian atmosphere
The other possible applications of this innovation are in tele-robotics, in unmanned systems in defense, in tele-presence and Stereo video conferencing.
Stereography using a single lens
LLR experiments involve reflecting laser beams off retroreflector arrays placed on the Moon by the Apollo astronauts and by an unmanned Soviet lander [15, 16].
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) form typical networked cyberphysical systems that involve the interaction of discrete logic and continuous dynamics.
Hybrid 3-D Formation Control for Unmanned Helicopters
This paper presents a hybrid supervisory control framework for the three-dimensional leader follower formation control of unmanned helicopters.
Hybrid 3-D Formation Control for Unmanned Helicopters
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