Usage examples for unbowed

  1. Under the bludgeonings of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. Willie Downey's head was bloody but unbowed; three seventh- graders he had vanquished in one round. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  3. Of course, if you do not unconditionally subscribe to my " Will to Believe" essay, it shows that you still are groping in the darkness of misunderstanding either of my meaning or of the truth; for in spite of " the bludgeonings of fate," my head is " bloody but unbowed" as to the rightness of my contention there, in both its parts. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  4. The square, unbowed shoulders, the heavily lined face, with the patriarchal beard, the gnarled hands, the rough- hewn limbs, the eye of bright, brooding force proclaimed authority. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  5. I have printed conscientiously reviews that had better been left unwritten, and held my head bloody but unbowed up to the buffets of the infuriated authors. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  6. On my knees," said she, " I beseech you to send me in some wise a little money, if it be but a handful of pennies now and then throughout the year, so that I may keep my head unbowed. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  7. The heads of the loggers were " bloody but unbowed." – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  8. Children of one dear land and every sea, At last fulfilment comes- the night is o'er; Now, as at Samothrace, swift Victory Walks winged on the shore; And England, deathless Mother of the dead, Gathers, with lifted eyes and unbowed head, Her silent sons into her arms once more. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  9. At that Clarence Heyl rose too, hurriedly, as one unaccustomed to the service, and stood with unbowed head, looking at the rabbi interestedly, thoughtfully, reverently. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  10. He was astonished at the look of youth, for the Pope was eighty- eight this year; yet his figure was as upright as that of a man of fifty, his shoulders unbowed, his head set on them like an athlete's, and his wrinkles scarcely perceptible in the half light. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. He will cry aloud, in the words of the late W. E. Henley, " My head is bloody but unbowed." – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  12. As he gripped my hand I perceived that he was smitten but unbowed. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. Not sorrowful is she there; she sits with head unbowed, for she knows herself to be a mighty queen. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  14. And never cross her path, Nor rouse that dark eye in its pain; That fell sea- spirit, and the dire Spring of a will untaught, unbowed. – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
  15. Yet the medic stood unbowed as the wave broke upon him in full. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North