unavowed

ADJECTIVE
  1. not openly made known
    a secret bride
    a secret marriage
  2. not openly expressed
    a sneaking suspicion
  3. not affirmed or mentioned or declared
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How To Use unavowed In A Sentence

  • Even when such witnesses could be portrayed as acknowledging this inadequacy with what narratology calls ‘modal locutions’ such as ‘I seemed to hear’ or ‘I perceived,’ these, according to Knight, must be read as ‘unavowed paralepses’.
  • It is implied, however, that this is never more than a pretence, a cover, behind which he conceals his unavowed determination to remain at a stage from which he could, if he chose, release himself.
  • Its best score in other polls has been 4 percent, but pollsters say it may have higher unavowed support.
  • The real, though typically unavowed, function of the sceptic's apparently naked challenges is to raise the level of the debate in just this way.
  • The difference in 1760 was one of tone rather than substance, with reluctant and grudging toleration being replaced by unavowed pride in the accessibility of the new regime to the old Tories.
  • I am unwont to praise when praise is not merited; and I here most unavowedly express my firm opinion and conviction, that no troops in any battle on record ever behaved more nobly; – British and native, no distinction; cavalry, all vying with H. M.'s 16th Lancers, and striving to head in the repeated charges. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
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