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Unwanted  adj.  See wanted.

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"Unwanted" Quotes from Famous Books

... been any affection between us. Would it be likely? Put yourself in Aubrey's place. Imagine a young man of nineteen, with a cold, reserved nature, being burdened with the care of a baby sister, thrust into his hands unwanted and unexpected. Was it likely that he would have any affection for me? I never wanted it. I was born with the same cold nature as his. I was brought up as a boy, my training was hard. Emotion and affection have been barred out of my life. I ...
— The Sheik - A Novel • E. M. Hull

... this frank, confiding manner, that Zelma, ere she was aware, grew unrestrained and communicative in turn. One by one, the icicles of pride and reserve, which a strange and ungenial atmosphere had hung around her affluent and spontaneous nature, melted in the unwanted sunshine, dropped away from her, and the quick bloom of a Southern heart revealed itself in smiles and blushes. The divine poet whose volume she now held clasped caressingly in both hands had prepared the way for this, by sending through ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 21, July, 1859 • Various

... in cold blood. The pitiful women in the shelters were saying, "We are safe because we are old and ugly; all the young ones went to the harems." Nearly all the men were massacred. The surplus children and unwanted women were put into houses and burned alive. Everywhere one heard, "We were 4,000 in one village, and only 143 escaped;" "There were 30 of us, and now only a few children remain;" "All the men are killed." These were things one saw for oneself, heard for ...
— My War Experiences in Two Continents • Sarah Macnaughtan

... heart for the weak. Liberty for all does not mean independence from one another. Our nation relies on men and women who look after a neighbor and surround the lost with love. Americans, at our best, value the life we see in one another, and must always remember that even the unwanted have worth. And our country must abandon all the habits of racism, because we cannot carry the message of freedom and the baggage of bigotry ...
— United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches - From Washington to George W. Bush • Various

... don't know whether it is wise or not. But I know my son is desperate. I know I have got to do something. I can't see that fine boy going about lost and unwanted, with no place in the world. I can't see my son turning to Communism—and helping to pull down not only your temples of money, but my House ...
— Class of '29 • Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings

Words linked to "Unwanted" :   unwelcome, outcaste, unwished, unsought, friendless, unwished-for, casteless, unclaimed, undesirable, outcast, abdicable, wanted, cast-off

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