unrelenting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unrelenting never-ceasing "the relentless beat of the drums"
    • adj unrelenting harsh "the brutal summer sun","a brutal winter"
    • adj unrelenting not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty "grim determination","grim necessity","Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty","relentless persecution","the stern demands of parenthood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There have been several documented cases of women giving birth to twins who had different fathers, including cases where the children were of different races. To do so, the mother had to have conceived both children in close proximity. There has also been one recent case where a mother gave birth to unrelated "twins." In that instance, the mother underwent in vitro fertilization and had her own child and the embryo of another couple accidentally implanted in her.
    • a Unrelenting Not relenting; unyielding; rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unrelenting That does not or will not relent; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; continuing to be hard, severe, pitiless, hostile, or cold; inexorable; unyielding.
    • unrelenting Synonyms Relentless, Implacable, etc. (see inexorable), merciless, hard-hearted, unsparing, unpitying, rigorous, cruel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unrelenting un-rē-len′ting not relenting: inflexible: cruel
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Quotations

  • Stan Smith
    Stan Smith
    “When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match as well as you can.”

Usage

In literature:

In rote memory, that is, memory for lists of unrelated words, there is not much difference; but the girls are somewhat better.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
The search for Prince Charles continued with unrelenting severity.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of a brave resistance, or the most abject submission.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The difference between a related series of questions and an unrelated is shown in two lists which follow.
"The Recitation" by George Herbert Betts
And with that a queer thought, seemingly unrelated, flashed through her head.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
Yet pride prevailed, and no overtures were made to those whom they still thought severe and unrelenting.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
He saw only stern, unrelenting glares, and realized that his game had been discovered.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
Family quarrels are proverbially the most bitter of all on earth, and family hatreds the most unrelenting.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
It was no sudden unrelated horror to which Germans had to force themselves.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
One of those queer feelings that seem altogether unrelated to fact crept over me.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
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In poetry:

The unrelenting gods
Refuse me. "No," say they,
"Thy chance is thrown away."
Fierce unrelenting gods!
"Eurydice" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
Amid those unrelenting flames
She bore this constant heart to see;
But when 'twas mouldered into dust,
"Now, now," she cried, "I'll follow thee.
"Jemmy Dawson" by Henry Morley
Austere in taste, and tough at core,
Its unrelenting bulk was shed,
To ripen in the Pilgrim’s store
When all the summer sweets were fled.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"'Twas guilt the barb'rous mandate to obey,
Which bade no parting sigh my bosom move!
Victim of duty's unrelenting sway,
I seem'd a traitor, while a slave to love!
"Euphelia" by Helen Maria Williams
As fierce war-horses tread beneath their feet
(Whate'er their rank) the dying and the dead:
So unrelenting Death does, on the great,
As well as on the poorest peasant, tread.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Throughout the echoing chambers of my brain
I hear your words in mournful cadence toll
Like some slow passing-bell which warns the soul
Of sundering darkness. Unrelenting, fain
"The End" by Amy Lowell

In news:

I did this by comparing the personality similarities and self-esteem of 23 unrelated look-alike pairs.
Why associate a homicide with an apparently unrelated business.
For decades, right-wingers have unrelentingly blamed a liberal-media conspiracy for their woes--particularly their inability to gain greater public acceptance.
Chronicle of an unrelenting storm.
Nouicer said after an international meeting on Syrian humanitarian aid that the country is seeing unrelenting increases in violence.
Unrelenting Obama jabs at Romney's job record.
Obama unrelenting on bashing Romney's job record.
Unrelenting Obama Jabs At Romney's Job Record.
Unrelenting heat wave bakes half the US.
Gaza is a band that leaves it all on the floor, creating an unrelenting sonic torrent.
With water bill usage spikes apparently unrelated to use, I experienced the same problem recently at my home in Houston, Texas.
Last year's Dodd-Frank Act is essentially a trash-compactor collection of unrelated provisions thrown together in the mad rush to pass a bill, any bill.
CHICAGO — Despite the unrelenting flow of advice from people who ought to know, huge numbers of Americans just aren't facing the truth about retirement.
A child suffered life-threatening injuries and three other people were severely hurt in two unrelated accidents in.
Reagan Library Lures Visitors With Unrelated Disney Exhibit.
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In science:

The raises the possibility that bona-fide candidates which are, in reality, non-detections in SDSS will be rejected from our selection if an unrelated optical source is close enough to be misidentified as an optical counterpart.
Forty seven new T dwarfs from the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
These three apparently unrelated ob jects have (sometimes) a similar mathematical structure, an interlacing structure, and the correlation functions are given in terms of a kernel.
Dimers and orthogonal polynomials: connections with random matrices
Apart of its usefulness, duality is a very appealing symmetry: it relates seemingly unrelated models, or switches between different aspects of the same model in a sometimes unexpected fashion.
Geometric Representation of the generator of duality in massless and massive $p-$form field theories
In a seemingly unrelated research direction, Dziuk [Lecture Notes in Math., vol. 1357 (1988), 142–155] analyzed a class of nodal finite elements for the Laplace–Beltrami equation on smooth 2-surfaces approximated by a piecewise-linear triangulation; Demlow later extended this analysis [SIAM J.
Geometric variational crimes: Hilbert complexes, finite element exterior calculus, and problems on hypersurfaces
In this way, the masses of the heavy gauge bosons are unrelated to the global symmetry breaking scale f , and experimental limits on them do not constrain it.
Higgs as a pseudo-Goldstone boson, the mu problem and gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking
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