unthoughtfulness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unthoughtfulness the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Unthoughtfulness thoughtlessness
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Quotations

  • Carl J. Friedrich
    Carl J. Friedrich
    “What was once thought can never be unthought.”
  • W. Stanley Jevons
    W. Stanley Jevons
    “Value is the most invincible and impalpable of ghosts, and comes and goes unthought of while the visible and dense matter remains as it was.”

Usage

In literature:

Fanny with doubting feelings had risen to meet him, but sank down again on finding herself undistinguished in the dusk, and unthought of.
"Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen
I dare say she expected to see it rolling out before her from some unthought-of corner as she went along.
"Step by Step" by The American Tract Society
That is one reason why so many women are petty and unthoughtful of any except their own family's interests.
"A New England Girlhood" by Lucy Larcom
I personally know that this has not been left undone because it was unthought of.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two" by Abraham Lincoln
The prominent points of present civilization were yet unthought of.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
Many of great importance, now unthought of, will, before that period, be produced.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
The proposal did not raise a question which had been entirely unthought of.
"The Path of Empire" by Carl Russell Fish
I personally know that this has not been left undone because it was unthought of.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
I have not unthought or unfelt, yet I seem falling into a very sweet hypocrisy!
"The Clever Woman of the Family" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It was so sudden, so unthought of, so hard to believe.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
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In poetry:

Unthought of source! for now inflam'd
A ravenous tyger sprung,
And at the window vainly aim'd
To which he trembling clung.
"The Elephant" by William Hayley
Countless creatures, lone unthought of,
Swarm from every hole and nook;
What is man, that he make nought of
Other entries in God's book?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
To die in faith, is to begin
A journey freed from care and sin;
'Tis the first step to bliss—a bliss
Unthought of in a world like this.
"Life in Death" by John Bowring
She, that but giving part, not whole,
Took even the part back, is the Soul:
And that so disdain-ed Lover--
Best unthought, since Love is over.
"Epilogue" by Francis Thompson
We know that even as larks in cages sing
Unthoughtful of deliverance from the curse
That holds them lifelong in a latticed hearse,
We ply spasmodically our pleasuring.
"We Are Getting to the End" by Thomas Hardy
Higher, then, and higher bear the ransomed soul,
Earthly toils forgetting, Savior, to its goal;
Where in joys unthought of saints with angels sing,
Never weary, raising, praises to their King.
"Savior, blessèd Savior" by Godfrey Thring

In news:

When a wheelchair is an ' unthought -of luxury'.
When a wheelchair is an ' unthought-of luxury'.
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