Usage examples for unacceptable

  1. The Senate hinted to him that a present of the instrument would not be unacceptable so Galileo took the hint and made another for them. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. Vernon was a zealous Whig, and not personally unacceptable to the chiefs of his party. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  3. He has a warm soul within him,- a soul not unacceptable to heaven! – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  4. People frequently alluded in those days to the fact that in the last Anglo- American War of 1812- 1814, the English, very shortly before the peace settlement, had proposed unacceptable peace terms which they suddenly allowed to drop later. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  5. Annie thought he was dead, and that her offering, like Cain's, had proved unacceptable on high. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  6. These conditions proved, however, to be wholly unacceptable and the early summer of 1621 saw Maurice and Spinola once more in the field at the head of rival armies. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  7. I have no Victoria or Albert Nyanzas, no Tanganyikas, Lualabas, or Zambezes, like the great African travellers, to honour with Her Majesty's name, but the humble offering of a little spring in a hideous desert, which, had it surrounded the great geographical features I have enumerated, might well have kept them concealed for ever, will not, I trust, be deemed unacceptable in Her Majesty's eyes, when offered by a loyal and most faithful subject. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  8. This is the ground of compromise- unacceptable as yet, to either party. – Vivisection by Albert Leffingwell
  9. The universe had turned unacceptable something he never greeted with equanimity. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  10. He found that his attentions were not unacceptable – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  11. On the other hand, the circumstances of the case may well justify loss, however great, because the alternative is unacceptable even though the consequences involve complete destruction. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  12. The verses at the end of the story have been so often favourably received at the Circuit Mess, that I thought an amplified version of them in prose would not be unacceptable to the general reader, and might ultimately awaken in the public mind a desire for the long- needed reform of our legal procedure. – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  13. The second part of the enactment just quoted was, strictly speaking, Connecticut's first toleration act; yet it must be realized that now, as later, the degree of toleration admitted no release from the support of an unacceptable ministry or from fines for neglect of its ministrations. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  14. We are told to return to- morrow; I refuse; and at last we are very sourly received, sit on the mats, and I open out, through a very poor interpreter, and sometimes hampered by unacceptable counsels from my backers. – Vailima-Letters by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  15. The worst case of all is when such men happen to be of a rank and position which of itself neither gives them, nor excludes them from, what is considered the best society; when their admission to it depends mainly on what is thought of them personally- and however unexceptionable their breeding and habits, their being identified with opinions and public conduct unacceptable to those who give the tone to society would operate as an effectual exclusion. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  16. No wonder they find this mixture unacceptable – Religious Perplexities by L. P. Jacks
  17. Wain- who, to do him justice, had merely meant to declare his passion in what he had hoped might prove a not unacceptable fashion- followed in some alarm, expostulating and apologizing as he went. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
  18. Besides that, their soothsayers and priests, and even private persons, reported signs and prodigies not to be neglected; one of which is stated to have occurred as follows: Titus Latinus, a man of ordinary condition, but of a quiet and virtuous character, free from all superstitious fancies, and yet more from vanity and exaggeration, had an apparition in his sleep, as if Jupiter came and bade him tell the senate, that it was with a bad and unacceptable dancer that they had headed his procession. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  19. The treaty was therefore rejected by the Senate, or rather was so amended as to prove unacceptable to Great Britain. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish