How To Use Unmeaning In A Sentence

  • The original has _aue_, which, if it mean _ave_, is unmeaning here. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858
  • Mr. _Osmore_ stated his complaint, and the president of our committee replied, and stated ours; and among other things, observed that the word "_baa_," had no more meaning than a thousand other senseless cries, uttering constantly from the throats of idle, thoughtless boys; and begged Mr. Osmore to explain how such an unmeaning sound could be construed into an insult to him; that if he and his officers should cry _baa! baa! baa! A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. Late A Surgeon On Board An American Privateer, Who Was Captured At Sea By The British, In May, Eighteen Hundred And Thirteen, And Was Confined First, At Melville Island, Halifax, Then At Chatham, In Engla
  • Miss Margland, who never felt so virtuous, and never so elated, as when witnessing the imperfections or improprieties of others, descanted largely against ingratitude; treating an unmeaning sally of passion as a serious mark of turpitude: but Eugenia, ashamed for Dr. Orkborne, to whom, as her preceptor, she felt a constant disposition to be partial, determined to endeavour to induce him to make some apology. Camilla
  • It is, as your ex so charmingly phrases it, 'unmeaning', or its more brutal definition, meaningless. Times, Sunday Times
  • No, they should be worried that so many young girls are convinced, from an early age, that homemaking is demeaning and unmeaningful, and that mothers at home are second-rate. Archive 2008-07-01
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  • Silence is better than unmeaning words
  • Days and weeks are undistinguishable and unmeaningful.
  • They went wilily to their purpose, observing that his classical and Attic wit, his delicate vein of humour, his happy turn for dialogue, were rendered burlesque and ludicrous by this unmeaning and bizarre disguise, and that those attributes would become far more impressive if aided by the spirit of his eye and the expression of his natural features. Chronicles of the Canongate
  • The prospects for an improvement in relations between India and Pakistan are limited by the fact that ‘dialogue ‘is the most unmeaning word in the lexicon of South Asian politics.’
  • For god is what held our nation together that faith for at least 200-years. if they intend on taking god out of the schools or any religion for that matter then take your stupid, unmeaningful, full of crap,! Think Progress » Sen. Inhofe: ‘Gore Is Full of Crap,’ ‘All Recent Science…Confirms This Thing Is A Hoax’
  • But it is not so much on account of its consequences as on account of its essential unmeaningness and intellectual unintelligibility that I would invite you to reject this formula 'God is all.' Philosophy and Religion Six Lectures Delivered at Cambridge
  • It is, as your ex so charmingly phrases it, 'unmeaning', or its more brutal definition, meaningless. Times, Sunday Times
  • A resentful answer was rising to the tongue of Camilla, when she perceived her two little sprigs, which in her recent disorder she had dropt, were demolishing under the feet of Indiana, who, with apparent unmeaningness, but internal suspicion of their giver, had trampled upon them both. Camilla
  • There are then some really sweet and amiable verses on a French lady, separated from her own children, fondling the baby of a neighbouring cottager; -- after which we have this quintessence of unmeaningness, entitled, 'Foresight.' Early Reviews of English Poets
  • For what happens is that one by one the moral and metaphysical temptations are dismissed as unreal or unmeaning.
  • The very human desire to find pattern in random data - meaning in a cold, unmeaning world - is alive and well.
  • If it does not do this it becomes spasmodic and unmeaning, like correspondence which is too much underlined ’.
  • an unmeaning smile
  • It is, as it were, a swath mown in the deep pine forest -- the labor of a poor ignorant being, who, like the parrot, can talk and palaver with simple unmeaningness, but ignorant of the world beyond a radius of ten miles. History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service
  • There is no difficulty, by the help of Aristotle and later writers, in criticizing the Timaeus of Plato, in pointing out the inconsistencies of the work, in dwelling on the ignorance of anatomy displayed by the author, in showing the fancifulness or unmeaningness of some of his reasons. Timaeus
  • Yes, we have songs with unmeaning words, sounds which just help to act as carriers of the notes.
  • I can not believe that the gentry of England will be made mere drumheads to be sounded upon by a prime minister to give forth unmeaning and empty sounds, and to have no articulate voice of their own.
  • This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog. We’re going to meet Charles « Bodhicitta
  • Can we imagine that being is devoid of life and mind, and exists in awful unmeaningness an everlasting fixture? The Sophist
  • He is sometimes affected, unmeaning, and obscure; but he also catches rich glimpses of the bower of paradise. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The article expresses a horror at the 'barbarity' of the 'unmeaning mummeries, dishonest debt, profuse waste, and bad example in an utter oblivion of responsibility'.
  • The unmeaning application of the words relaxation and bracing to warm and cold baths has much prevented the use of this grateful stimulus; and the misuse of the term warm-bath, when applied to baths colder than the body, as to those of Buxton and Matlock, and to artificial baths of less than 90 degrees of heat, which ought to be termed cold ones, has contributed to mislead the unwary in their application. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
  • Yet my experiences are dismissed as unmeaningful and not representative of the DV population. Protect the Roosters! To hell with domestic violence victims!
  • Something that Kinda hurt me more, because I guess, It was so unmeaningful. i tried to sleep, to excape, but it just didn't work. jillchafe18 Diary Entry
  • He is sometimes affected, unmeaning, and obscure; but he also catches rich glimpses of the bower of paradise. The Times Literary Supplement
  • If any one should have the sense to leave out of his Greek {327} the unmeaning scratches which they call accents, he goes to a lexicon and puts them in. A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
  • Her virtues lay in no resistant force of character, but in a natural inappetency for evil things, which to her were as unmeaning as joints of flesh to a herbivorous creature. A Group of Noble Dames
  • The Senate cooperated and scurried home to engage in more unmeaningful behavior and left the channel to important stuff. Firedoglake » Panel News…Of Sorts
  • First, Artificial Intelligence is to manipulate the unmeaning signal, the meaningful behavior is not in the machine.
  • Talk too much, also will expose by the fact and become unmeaning .
  • Now they want to belittle and divide us by unmeaningful and trivial talks of pillars and temple, some seem even Obsessed by it. Back By Popular Demand: John Kerry!
  • This unmanly dread of simplicity, and of what is called "tautology," gives rise to a patchwork made up of scraps of poetic quotations, unmeaning periphrases, and would-be humorous circumlocutions, -- a style of all styles perhaps the most objectionable and offensive, which may be known and avoided by the name of _Fine Writing_. How to Write Clearly Rules and Exercises on English Composition
  • Guests there, as well educated and self respected people do, arrive at the party not less than an hour late, have the best of times with a good mariachi or trío, dance and disorder, soul and song, only to say goodnight when they feel like it, not worrying at all at unmeaningful details like hours and clocks. Mexican Punctuality
  • And is it, she thought, for a trifler such as this, so unmeaning, so unfeeling, I have risked my whole of hope and happiness? Camilla
  • He probably foresaw, as indeed time has shown, that ancestral worship would prove to be an insuperable obstacle to many inquirers, if they were called upon to discard it once and for all; at the same time, he must have known that an invocation to spirits, coupled with the hope of obtaining some benefit therefrom, is _worship_ pure and simple, and cannot be explained away as an unmeaning ceremony. China and the Manchus
  • The cancer study you mention could be related to any number of cancers and looking at increased cancer risk for cancer in general is so ambiguous as to be scientifically unmeaningful. Fatophobic Sex Scenes in The L Word
  • FIRE and fury! distraction! destruction! and death! — with all the unmeaning exclamations of frenzical exclaimers! — what is now to be done? where can I be secure from the effect of enchantment? Vicissitudes in Genteel Life
  • His life's unmeaningness overwhelmed him; he moved under the burden of its irony. The Mountebank
  • No one has equally raised the human mind above the trivialities of the common logic and the unmeaningness of ‘mere’ abstractions, and above imaginary possibilities, which, as he truly says, have no place in philosophy. The Sophist
  • There is no difficulty, by the help of Aristotle and later writers, in criticizing the Timaeus of Plato, in pointing out the inconsistencies of the work, in dwelling on the ignorance of anatomy displayed by the author, in showing the fancifulness or unmeaningness of some of his reasons. Timaeus
  • He desired, as he said in the note to "Romantic Ballads," not the merely harmonious but the grand, and he condemned the modern muse for "the violent desire to be smooth and tuneful, forgetting that smoothness and tunefulness are nearly synonymous with tameness and unmeaningness. George Borrow The Man and His Books
  • Mouth, sir; mouth!" till they were hoarse, the Angelic Doctor never perceived the unmeaningness of his proverb. Collections and Recollections

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