unpremeditated

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unpremeditated not prepared or planned in advance "asked an unpremeditated question"
    • adj unpremeditated not premeditated
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unpremeditated Not previously meditated or thought over.
    • unpremeditated Not previously purposed or intended; not done by design: as, an unpremeditated offense. Synonyms Unstudied, impromptu, offhand, spontaneous. See extemporaneous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unpremeditated un-prē-med′i-tā-ted not planned beforehand, not previously thought of
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Quotations

  • Henry Miller
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    “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.”

Usage

In literature:

Again came out of it that sudden liberty, that unpremeditated rush and shock in him.
"Hilda" by Sarah Jeanette Duncan
We have his own authority also for the muse having "dictated" to him the "unpremeditated song.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
The bed had been unslept in, and here and there were evidences of a hasty and unpremeditated leave-taking.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
It had slipped out in a curiously unpremeditated fashion.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In purple lines of unpremeditated art.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
This revolt was, however, not a sudden, unpremeditated thing.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Only one thing seemed certain and that was that his departure was unpremeditated.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Lucien's friends have thought the words unstudied and unpremeditated, uttered in the heat of unripe oratory.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
After all, unpremeditated art is the greatest art.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Its unpremeditated appearance fills the soul with a ray of hope and makes it tremble.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
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In poetry:

Yet, helpless dead,
Vainly my yearning nature dares
Such unpremeditated prayers;
All vain it were for them:
as even for me theirs.
"The Dead" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Oh, woe! oh, sad! oh, dire to tell!"
(Said BAINES). "Be good enough to stop."
And senseless on the floor he fell,
With unpremeditated flop!
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
What spirit leads to thy august abode
My daring, unpremeditated flight?
All unsolicited my numbers flow'd,
Soon as thy name allur'd my wond'ring sight.
"Dedication To Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Of Wales" by Emma Lyon

In news:

MIAMI (AP) — Three of the four suspects held in the shooting death of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor were charged with unpremeditated murder early Saturday.
A weeping Army sergeant on Thursday apologized to the family a female soldier he admitted killing, after a military panel convicted him of unpremeditated murder and sentenced him to life in prison.
A weeping Army sergeant apologized to the family of another soldier he admitted killing after a military panel convicted him of unpremeditated murder on Thursday.
An Army sergeant has been found guilty of unpremeditated murder in the killing of a fellow soldier at Fort Carson in Colorado.
An Army sergeant was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the killing of a fellow Fort Carson soldier on Thursday after his lawyers argued that the slaying was so brutal and random that it couldn't have been planned.
Updated Thursday, Dec 13, 2012, at 5:14 p.m. An Army sergeant was found guilty of unpremeditated murder in the killing of a fellow Fort Carson soldier on Thursday.
Soldier guilty of unpremeditated murder .
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