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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unlikeable difficult or impossible to like "a disagreeable and unlikable old woman"
    • adj unlikeable (of characters in literature or drama) tending to evoke antipathetic feelings "all the characters were peculiarly unsympathetic"
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  • Harold Clurman
    Harold Clurman
    “Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.”
  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • Nathaniel Cotton
    Nathaniel Cotton
    “Mental pleasure are never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.”


In literature:

But, unlike the girl, he did not ask any questions.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
They are unlike instinct, inasmuch as they are not self-limiting.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
I saw many trees very unlike those of our country.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Unlike the longer-tubed varieties, it is never seen in a broken state, and it is this which mainly renders it superior.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
On top of that astonishing head the down rose to a peak not unlike a cockatoo's crest.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
Unlike him, I did know why only too well.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Had not the most unlikely persons confessed to practices the most dreadful?
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Unlike Mrs. Mansfield in this respect Charmian struggled, and her mother knew it.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
If Hurry and Deerslayer were unlike in appearance, character, and principle, so, too, were Judith and Hetty.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
It was so strange and pitiful for him to be discreet, so unlike him.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Unlike most other farm crops the tobacco plant must be started first in a seed-bed.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Unlike Shelley, he attained thereby the vogue of the forbidden.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It was unlike him, too, to content his pride with so meagre an establishment.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Nevertheless, the whole truth is unlikely to be written there.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
It was entirely unlike her, unlike her character, a new thing.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
It might also be far more unlike than the Welsh was.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
The baronet, nevertheless, is not unlikely to marry again; he is quite fool enough.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Their story was not unlike the story of thousands of other families in the stricken regions of France.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
During the winter, Doves are usually found in small flocks but, unlike the Wild Pigeon, they nest in scattered pairs.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
Unlike his American brother, he is an early riser.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

``And tell me, when I skyward sing,
Am I unlike to you,
That on Imagination's wing
Strain sometimes out of view
"A Question Answered" by Alfred Austin
As unlike BERNARD as could be
Was poor old AARON WOOD
(Disgraceful BERNARD'S curate he):
He was extremely good.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A sea and nothing more
The centre of our circle
Has become, it seems;
So unlike it once was?
The sight of our lord.
"A sea and nothing more" by Ise
Quoth HUDIBRAS, Make that appear,
And I shall credit whatsoe'er
You tell me after on your word,
Howe'er unlikely, or absurd.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler
Only men's hearts -- tho' God shows each its way
That leadeth hence to home --
Unlike the wild sea-birds, somehow go astray,
Seeking in the far foam
Of this strange world's tempest-trampled main
A resting place -- but they seek in vain.
"Sea Dreamings" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And naught could lure him from his mood, save his own trusting boy,
Who climbed the silent father's neck, with ministry of joy;
That gentle boy, unlike a child, companions never sought,
Content to share his father's crust, his father's gloomy lot.
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

Those glittering specks of expectation shine for the likely and the unlikely all the same.
Jane Jarvis, who brought a jazz sensibility to unlikely places as an organist for the New York Mets and a programmer for Muzak, died on Monday at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, N.J. Jane Jarvis in 1984.
Let America become Swedens fourth state: An unlikely third-party run.
Nondescript Building Houses An Unlikely Bed and Breakfast .
'Mini' supermassive black hole is found in unlikely home.
Unlike other bookworms, she hits other things too.
We're not, unlike your friend, Self magazine editor Lucy Danziger, going to judge you for smoking.
Unlike trade deadlines in the other major sports, the NFL's closing date doesn't elicit an entertaining barrage of player movement.
Unlike our annual billionaires list, this ranking has been broadened to include family fortunes.
Big plans for beer that has evolved into an unlikely hipster favorite.
Returns to form and unlikely collaborations mark the end-of-summer new release calendar.
The Trail Blazers' unlikely leader: Kaleb Canales .
FAU, North Texas look to cap off unlikely rivalry with another classic game.
Unlike geothermal power, it does no work.
Mateo an unlikely hero for Cubs.

In science:

In summary, dissipative effects are unlikely to affect the dynamics of massive planetesimals.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
Unlike the other quantities presented in this article, the first-return time does not saturate to a finite value, instead it approaches zero.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
We stress that, unlike all our previous predictions, the calculation of the SN rate is independent on the luminosity function and is directly comparable to the observations without requiring a normalization at z = 0.
The cosmic evolution of the galaxy luminosity density
Hence, it appears unlikely that most SNe IIn are actually SNe Ia embedded in circumstellar material.
Classifications of the Host Galaxies of Supernovae, Set II
The T − Σ relation alone is unlikely to explain the origin of this Σ star-formation correlation (G´omez et al. 2003).
At the Vigintennial of the Butcher-Oemler Effect
Unlike, we treat the empty set as a point of K(X ); it is an isolated point (take U =
Random complex zeroes, II. Perturbed lattice
In addition, no large velocity gradients or line widths were found in any of the components, which also indicates that direct shock heating of the gas is unlikely to be important.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
This then implies that the transition time between the two states is short statistical arguments suggest the transition time is unlikely to be longer than 0.5 years.
Evidence for high accretion-rates in Weak-Line T Tauri stars?
The cause of this difference is that, unlike in the Gaussian case, the (normalized) empirical measures of disjoint sets are not independent.
An estimate about multiple stochastic integrals with respect to a normalized empirical measure
Application of the same techniques to higher dimensional spaces is also an obvious approach, but we consider it unlikely to produce exact closed expressions for the relevant quantities.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
Moreover, it is unlikely that MR02 would have been able to resolve these lines.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
But, unlike Vβ (τ, µ), the function F1 is is defined even at τ = 0.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems
Given that an AGN interpretation for the observed emission lines is unlikely, the rest frame-UV spectra of these ob jects is likely to be dominated by star formation.
Three Lyman-alpha Emitters at z approx 6: Early GMOS/Gemini Data from the GLARE Project
Fig. 13 also illustrates that the string correlations, unlike spin-spin correlations, are not symmetric with respect to r = L/2 in these periodic systems.
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
Unlike a complex random vector, a real random vector in one basis set is not necessarily mapped by unitary formation (6) to a real random vector in another basis set.
Random phase vector for calculating the trace of a large matrix