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Uncovenanted

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uncovenanted Not covenanted; not granted or entered into under a covenant, agreement, or contract.
    • Uncovenanted (Theol) Not having entered into relationship with God through the appointed means of grace; also, not promised or assured by the divine promises or conditions; as, uncovenanted mercies.
    • Uncovenanted Not having joined in a league, or assented to a covenant or agreement, as to the Solemn League and Covenant of the Scottish people in the times of the Stuarts. "In Scotland a few fanatical nonjurors may have grudged their allegiance to an uncovenanted king."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncovenanted Not promised by covenant; not resting on a covenant or promise.
    • uncovenanted Not bound by a covenant, contract, or agreement; not having joined in a covenant, compact, league, or the like; specifically, not subscribing to the Scottish Solemn League and Covenant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uncovenanted un-kuv′e-nan-ted not promised by covenant: not bound by a covenant, esp. not subscribing to the famous Solemn League and Covenant of 1643
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Usage

In literature:

So with the uncovenanted ways of a child you keep no tryst.
"Essays" by Alice Meynell
The uncovenanted civil service was opened to all British subjects of every creed.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
I am called a member of the Uncovenanted Service, but I contend that such a term is a misnomer.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99., August 2, 1890." by Various
God will excuse him better than thou, and his uncovenanted mercy is larger than that of his ministers.
"Hope of the Gospel" by George MacDonald
I am left to uncovenanted mercies.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
The term 'uncovenanted' may require explanation for readers not familiar with the details of Indian administration.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The preachers, their masters, would not permit them to bring to Scotland an uncovenanted king.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
It is what the old theologians used to call 'an uncovenanted mercy.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
This is what I call uncovenanted mercy, no previous promise having rendered it certain.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Let others be contented with the uncovenanted mercies of God.
"Sovereign Grace" by Dwight Moody
But now the unforeseen was upon him, the fatally uncovenanted event for which none can prepare.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
For though he is an elder now, oftentimes I have come on him round a corner, using most uncovenanted language to his underlings.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
J. S., one of these life-long toilers, who worked as an uncovenanted postman for many years, commenced his career in the navy.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
But this is God's uncovenanted mercy, and the father has no right to expect it.
"A New Atmosphere" by Gail Hamilton
Do you think that I am to speak twice to such uncovenanted dirt as you?
"Shrewsbury" by Stanley J. Weyman
The condition of this "uncovenanted labour" has always been the unsolved problem in any apprenticeship system.
"Boy Labour and Apprenticeship" by Reginald Arthur Bray
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