unrehearsed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unrehearsed with little or no preparation or forethought "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment","an extemporaneous piano recital","an extemporary lecture","an extempore skit","an impromptu speech","offhand excuses","trying to sound offhanded and reassuring","an off-the-cuff toast","a few unrehearsed comments"
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Quotations

  • Sean O'Casey
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    “The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”

Usage

In literature:

But he was, nevertheless, unprepared for an unrehearsed dramatic situation.
"Susy, A Story of the Plains" by Bret Harte
It was quite unrehearsed and quite unreported.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
It was entirely unexpected and entirely unrehearsed.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
One unrehearsed incident was yet to come.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
There seemed every promise of an unrehearsed entertainment for the delectation of his guests.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
But the colour effect was unrehearsed and unavoidable.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I recollect one remarkable and unrehearsed incident which happened in connection with the club on one Show Day.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Therefore this unrehearsed effect ended with an anti-climax.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
And so it is with these endless unrehearsed effects of daily life.
"A Word to Women" by Mrs. C. E. Humphry
Thus it was that General Lingard presented to Athena Maule the attractive human bait of something new, untasted, unrehearsed.
"Jane Oglander" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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In news:

Brainstorming — BRANE-storm-ing — a spontaneous (unrehearsed) group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems.
Parts of the show seemed unrehearsed, like Ralphie's first dream about the gun.
Among the shows that appear to be immune to the writers strike are "Live With Regis and Kelly" and "The View," two daytime programs that originate live from New York and aim for an unscripted, unrehearsed, anything-can-happen atmosphere.
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