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U’PPISH. adj.

U’PPISH. adj. [from up.] Proud; arrogant. A low word.


UNWRI’TING. adj. Not assuming the character of an author.
The peace of the honest unwriting subject was daily mo-
lested. Arbuthnot.


UNSUN’NED. adj. Not exposed to the sun.
I thought her as chaste as unsunn’d snow. Shakespeare.
You may as well spread out the unsunn’d heaps
Of misers treasure by an outlaw’s den,
And tell me it is safe, as bid me hope
Danger will wink an opportunity,
And let a single, helpless maiden pass
Uninjur’d in this wild surrounding waste. Milton.


UNSLEE’PING. adj. Ever wakeful.
And roseate dews dispos’d
All but th’unsleeping eyes of God to rest. Milton’s Par. Lost.


UNSKA’NNED. adj. Not measured; not computed.
This tiger-footed rage, when it shall find
The harm of unskann’d swiftness will, too late,
Tie leaden pounds to’s heels. Shakesp. Coriolanus.


To UNPHILO’SOPHIZE. v.a. To degrade from the character
of a philosopher. A word made by Pope.
Our passions, our interests flow in upon us, and unphiloso
phize us into mere mortals. Pope.

UNDY’ING. adj.

UNDY’ING. adj. Not destroyed; not perishing.
Driven down
To chains of darkness, and th’undying worm. Milton.

To UN’CREATE. v.a.

To UN’CREATE. v.a. To annihilate; to reduce to nothing;
to deprive of existence.
Who created thee, lamenting learn;
Who can uncreate shalt know. Milton.
Light dies before her uncreating word.
Thus at her felt approach, and secret might,
Art after art goes out, and all is night. Pope’s Dunciad.


UNAPPA’LLED. adj. Not daunted; not impress’d by fear.
If my memory must thus be thrilled
To that strange yoke, which conquered all my senses;
Can thoughts still thinking so rest unappalled? Sidney.
Infernal ghosts
Environ’d thee; some howl’d, some yell’d, some shriek’d;
Some bent at thee their fiery darts; while thou
Sat’st unappall’d in calm and sinless peace. Milton.
As a lion, unappall’d with fear,
Springs on the toils, and rushes on the spear. Dryden.
Does this appear like guilt? When thus serene,
With eyes erect, and visage unappall’d,
Fixt on that awful face, I stand the charge;
Amaz’d, not fearing. Smith’s Phaed. and Hypelitus.

VERBO’SE. adj.

VERBO’SE. adj. [verbosus, Lat.] Exuberant in words; pro-
lix; tedious by multiplicity of words.
Let envy
Ill-judging and verbose, from Lethe’s lake,
Draw tuns unmeasurable. Prior.
They ought to be brief, and not too verbose in their way of
speaking; and to propound the matter of their argument in
a mild and gentle manner. Ayliffe’s Parergon.