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unplumbed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unplumbed situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed "the profound depths of the sea","the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray","unplumbed depths of the sea","remote and unsounded caverns"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unplumbed Not plumbed or measured by a plumb-line; unfathomed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unplumbed not measured by a plumb-line: unfathomed
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Usage

In literature:

Love had sounded depths hitherto unplumbed; a quick, soft impulsiveness made the contrast sharp and vivid.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
Such was Bryan Summerhay at the age of twenty-six, his wisdom-teeth to cut, his depths unplumbed.
"Beyond" by John Galsworthy
Helen grew conscious of unplumbed depths, of instincts at which she was amazed and ashamed.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
You'd be neglecting your duty most certainly if now this mystery unplumbed you leave.
"Lysistrata" by Aristophanes
The tale of Dorn's tragedy had stirred to the depths the primitive, hidden, and unplumbed in the unknown nature of her.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
Then from unplumbed depths another Lulu abruptly spoke up.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
One drop of the salt estranging sea is as unplumbed as the whole ocean.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
Did we really live on desert islands, cut off so wholly from each other by the unplumbed, salt, estranging sea?
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
His silences had not proceeded from the unplumbed depths of his knowledge.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
She was an enigmatic rogue, so clever that to most she seemed of unplumbed stupidity.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
We all contain something of that perilous ingredient which belongs to the unplumbed depths.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
I said that the depths of Art were unplumbable.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, May 3, 1916" by Various
What we really want is an unplumber.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Have pity on their unplumbed loneliness!
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
She could only look at it with that ache of divine discontent: unplumbed, wordless longing.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
It cried to him out, as it seemed, of some unplumbed depth of experience in himself.
"The Gateless Barrier" by Lucas Malet
He could rise to giddy heights of mirth and fall from them into unplumbed depths of depression.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
The unplumbed depth of the past made Lucius' sensitive mind turn giddy.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
Justice is not done to the versatility and the unplumbed childishness of man's imagination.
"Theology and the Social Consciousness" by Henry Churchill King
Sing, for all his look of unplumbed wickedness, did not treat him so badly as soon as he began to make himself of use.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
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In poetry:

Stronger than the thing
It takes -- enduring;
Greater than the force
Of war, or life, or lover,
Shadow of our years ... to your Unplumbed obscuring
Do we consign our all.
"Shadowed" by Jewell Miller
O Muse of the Silence, the wideness make
In the unplumbed stillness that hears thy voice,
In the vast mute heavens of the spirit awake
Where thy eagles of Power flame and rejoice.
"Musa Spiritus" by Aurobindo Ghose
Who ordered, that their longing's fire
Should be, as soon as kindled, cooled?
Who renders vain their deep desire? —
A god, a god their severance ruled!
And bade betwixt their shores to be
The unplumbed, salt, estranging sea.
"To Marguerite.. continued" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

At one point he returns to his desolate township, where the unwired, unplumbed shacks built from plywood and corrugated iron somewhat resemble the tarpaulin sheds that Vusi and his friends fashion underground.
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