Usage examples for unforced

  1. A time may come, too, when the ideal of an unforced harmony in architectural groupings may replace the now dominant instinct of aggressive diversity. – America To-day, Observations and Reflections by William Archer
  2. The only unforced explanation was that suggested by the newspaper writers- that she left them behind on purpose to blind people as to her escape, a motive which would have clashed with the possibility of her being fished back by an advertisement, as the present woman had been. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  3. It cannot be denied that the Orthodox interpreters are far less natural and unforced than the others, in their treatment of this passage. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  4. There was a touch of dignity in his unforced anger. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  5. Other people as well as Dale noticed the freshness and unforced music of Norah's singing, and it was not long before she received an invitation to sing among the regularly trained young women at the chapel. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  6. Are her lyrics too grave, or is it their especial blend of high seriousness and intellectual insight with unforced expression which gives them unusual richness? – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  7. Gloria laughed outright, and the pretty ripple of mirth, so unforced and natural, diverted the monarch's irritation. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  8. The unforced and unbought services of humble men, who have no medium of influence in great assemblies, but through the precarious force of reason, must be looked upon with contempt by those who by their wisdom and spirit have improved the critical moment of their fortune, and have debated with authority against pusillanimous dissent and ungracious compliance, at the head of forty thousand men. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  9. The objection to most imitations of Rabelais is that they lack the unforced wit and humor of the original. – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  10. As a matter of fact, meanwhile, nothing is more easy to handle than a prisonful of convicts, if the most elementary tact be used; and they are eagerly grateful for the smallest unforced and spontaneous act of kindness. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  11. But, for the most part, the episode seemed to her to be invested with a curious sense of unreality, an impression which was fostered by the apparently unforced naturalness of Tony's demeanour. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  12. I learned to know that, in the interchange of glances and in answering smiles, there lies an eloquence and a variety of language far beyond the possibilities of the most magnificent of spoken phrases; that when the expression of the feelings is spontaneous and unforced, there is no idea, no joy nor sorrow that cannot thus be communicated by hearts that understand each other. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  13. It is perfectly simple and unforced, and it conveys a lively and touching representation of the feelings which would naturally spring up in the minds of a grateful and warm- hearted people, to their great benefactor and friend, who, amidst disease, and pain, and weakness, had made the greatest and most unwearying exertions to communicate to them the invaluable truths of Christianity. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  14. If you fall into the greatest company, in a natural and unforced way, look upon yourself as one of them; and do not sneak, nor suffer any one to treat you unworthily, without just showing that you know behavior. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  15. Archer, however, was pleased with his ready chatter and unforced humour. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  16. Then a burst of hand- clapping, unforced by the faithful hirelings from New York, ran unexpectedly through the house. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  17. The reader is with the writer throughout; and their common mood of half- humorous pity is sustained, unforced, but unbroken, from first to last. – Sterne by H.D. Traill