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Usage examples for unwonted

  1. Francis was in excellent spirits, and Philippa, noticing the unwonted colour in his cheeks, told herself that she had never seen him look so well, and that surely the journey to the Magical Island might soon be undertaken. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  2. The father and son's drive to the Central Paris- London- Telephone office was curiously silent, though both the older and the younger man felt full of unwonted excitement. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. Neither could I experience false shame in an unwonted occupation, no matter how surprising it might be to people, because, through not doing it, I had already experienced not false but real shame. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
  4. All she could do was to follow him into this new and very unwonted sphere, and seem to be as earnest as he was. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  5. Mary cried, an unwonted spirit in her tone. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. That is a most unwonted word to use in such a connection, but it came of itself, and I won't refuse it, as it means to express a wealth that seems chaotic- seems so because apparently not enough exercised or put to specific use. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  7. Olga laughed faintly, with an unwonted touch of bitterness. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  8. The keen air, the bright sunshine, the swift motion- all combined to raise my spirits to an unwonted pitch; but it was a silent ecstasy, and I almost forgot the presence of Mr Coningham. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  9. What means this unwonted confusion;- have you been out, and just come in? – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  10. With him it did, and his business was suffering from the unwonted attraction I offered. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  11. " And you may take mine," said James, with unwonted politeness. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  12. " 'Ere, please sir, I wants to see yer," she gasped, out of breath, choking a little with unwonted exertion. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  13. She has had quite a discussion with her mother, in which she had evinced unwonted spirit. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  14. Nap spoke with unwonted feeling. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  15. It was as if the elder woman had divined something of the unwonted reluctance that had possessed itself of the young girl. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  16. " Let her be sent for," he said, and his disciples noted an unwonted restlessness in the weary weeks while his ambassadors were away. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  17. I, for my part, in whom a passion for literature was just beginning to develope itself had a theory of my own upon the subject, and regarded her with unwonted respect in consequence. – Honor O'callaghan by Mary Russell Mitford
  18. Esther looked a little sorrowful, for her father's expression, most unwonted from his mouth, showed his irritation to be extreme; but what had irritated him? – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  19. Mr. Wiggett thanked him warmly, and, taking a candle, withdrew to the unwonted luxury of clean sheets and a soft bed. – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs