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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Untamable incapable of being tamed
    • ***


In literature:

The untamed spirit of the Barbarians was taught to acknowledge the advantages of regular discipline.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
He knew that he loved Dea Flavia with all the ardour of an untamed heart that has never before tasted the sweetness of love.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Dexterity and a cool wit were a match for the pirate's untamable strength.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Professor Hamblin was becoming more reasonable; but there was the untamed will of Captain Kendall, an unconquered fortress, in his path.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Here, Bobby, help us up with the fiery untamed steed.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Charlotte waited anxiously for their return, fearing some outbreak of impatience or disdain on the part of her untamable sister.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Joan went in terror of her and Maud knew this and enjoyed her ascendancy over an untamed creature twice her size.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
He, in his well-knit youth, walked with the step of some fine, untamed animal.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
There was too much of the untamed tigress about the girl.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Across the moonlit water, amid the thick forests which stretched away to the dim horizon, lay the wild untamed German tribes.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
These are all barbarians and their songs are of the untamed wilderness.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
It is a savage, untamed land.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
Remember that this was a wild lioness, and untamed.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Something in her nature, fierce and untamed, leaped forth to meet the tempest.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Women like to feel that there is something fierce, untamable in the man they love; well, there it was.
"Once on a Time" by A. A. Milne
He was, he said, a weak old sheep to be yoked with an untamed bull to draw the plough of the English Church.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
On every other side dark rolling hills stretched, covered in untamed jungle growth.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
We were grateful to him for the reckless and good-humoured courage of the untamed Celt.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Burke's was an union of untameable vigour and originality.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
To a free, wild, untamable spirit like Emily's, this was indeed slavery.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold

In poetry:

Thus Kitty, beautiful and young,
And wild as colt untamed,
Bespoke the fair from whence she sprung,
With little rage inflamed.
"The Female Phaeton" by Matthew Prior
In the cool place where jests are few
And there's no time to weep
For all the untamed hearts we knew
Creeping like moths to sleep.
"Days Pass: Men Pass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
What have I done, or tried, or said
In thanks to that dear woman dead?
Men triumph over women still,
Men trample women’s rights at will.
And man’s lust roves the world untamed.
"C.L.M." by John Masefield
Yet the hawk with the wildness untamed in his eye,
If you free him, stares round ere he springs to the sky;
The slave whom no longer his fetters restrain
Will turn for a moment and look at his chain.
"At The Close Of A Course Of Lectures" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Also to me. Go, my good Daya, go,
See what she's after. Can't I speak with her?
Then I'll find out our untamed guardian angel,
Bring him to sojourn here awhile among us -
We'll pinion his wild wing, when once he's taken.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
O! shame beyond the bitterest thought
That evil spirit ever framed,
That sinners know what Jesus wrought,
Yet feel their haughty hearts untamed -
That souls in refuge, holding by the Cross,
Should wince and fret at this world's little loss.
"Good Friday" by John Keble

In news:

In previous posts I've related stories of untamed Arizona in the mid to late 1800's.
' Untamed Americas' dazzles with rare wildlife footage.
Get a sneak peak at Nat Geo's Untamed Americas wildlife series at
Internet takes gossip to a new, untamed level.
Even after 2008, banking sector has untamed risks.
Portraits of an untamed country.
'Florida Untamed ' showcases beauty through wildlife, landscape art.
The Naples Art Association is pleased to present its newest exhibition titled "Florida Untamed " featuring more than 30 works of art in color photography and wood sculpture.
The Naples Art Association is pleased to present its newest exhibition titled "Florida Untamed " featuring more than 30 works of art in color photography and wood sculptur.
BCA presents ' UnTamed : The Wild Underground'.
Beauty and The Beast untamed .
Spike Jonze's Untamed Version of 'Where the Wild Things Are' Is About Kids But Not Necessarily for Them.
As wildfires get wilder, the costs of fighting them are untamed .
Playing Hedda Gabler As an Untamed Beast.
Dealing with them, especially having sat through the trial of FBI agent John Connolly, I began to fear that the FBI had become an untamed monster.

In science:

Quantum corrections, therefore, introduce untamed divergencies which have to be fine-tuned away.
Beyond QCD: A Composite Universe