The actor received unwonted acclaim for the obscure role. From LearnThat.org.
An unwonted softness in her face. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : unwonted kindness. From Dictionary.com.
He recalled the unwonted agitation of Captain Vere and his excited exclamations so at variance with his normal manner. From Wordnik.com. [Billy Budd] Reference
Tertullian seems to have often found it necessary to coin unwonted forms of expression, or rather to invent an ecclesiastical nomenclature. From Wordnik.com. [The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution] Reference
The clutch of unwonted acquisition contracted his hands. From Wordnik.com. [The Flaw in the Sapphire] Reference
When he spoke, it was with the most unwonted awkwardness. From Wordnik.com. [The Beetle] Reference
It was Sunday, and much of this unwonted activity passed as the ordinary. From Wordnik.com. [Judith of the Cumberlands] Reference
No doubt it was this unwonted concert which attracted Madeleine's attention. From Wordnik.com. [The French Immortals Series — Complete] Reference
It had been a long ride and the day had been filled with unwonted excitement. From Wordnik.com. [Marcia Schuyler] Reference
"The best fellows that ever stepped," said Nicholas with unwonted enthusiasm. From Wordnik.com. [Antony Gray,—Gardener] Reference
His teeth and jaws quite ached with the unwonted use to which he was putting them. From Wordnik.com. [The Island House A Tale for the Young Folks] Reference
The bills had been posted, and the unwonted visitor turned to the man behind the bar. From Wordnik.com. [Stories Worth Rereading] Reference
He fancied that an unwonted tone of deference crept into his voice when he gave his orders. From Wordnik.com. [Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878] Reference
She was more intimidated by this unwonted kindness of address than by any imaginable severity. From Wordnik.com. [A True Friend A Novel] Reference
Mrs Mellish noticed several people turning to look at her with unwonted interest as she walked along. From Wordnik.com. [A Sheaf of Corn] Reference
But there is a Nemesis even in Nova Scotia, for this riot produced effects, unwonted and unlooked for. From Wordnik.com. [Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses] Reference
Our ideas whirl with unwonted rapidity in our dreams; the fly-wheel of the attention has been taken off. From Wordnik.com. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847] Reference
He knew he'd have to do what he could even if it meant unwonted company for an indefinite length of time. From Wordnik.com. [The Beast of Space] Reference
There was brighter color than usual in the maiden's cheeks, and unwonted radiance in her mild, deep eyes. From Wordnik.com. [Woman on the American Frontier] Reference
"That's where all of 'em belong when it comes to a woman like Annabel," said Persis with unwonted pessimism. From Wordnik.com. [Other People's Business The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale] Reference
"It is very kind of you, dear," said Janetta, touched, rather against her will, by so unwonted a proof of affection. From Wordnik.com. [A True Friend A Novel] Reference
Hundreds that had, a moment before, exulted in unwonted freedom, bowed before it with the homage of servile adoration. From Wordnik.com. [The Laws of Etiquette] Reference
It was not till afterward I learned the cause of Sandy's sudden wrath which urged him to such unwonted length of speech. From Wordnik.com. [The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories] Reference
Persis 'unwonted humility was disarming, and by dinner-time Mrs. Hornblower was sufficiently recovered to be patronizing. From Wordnik.com. [Other People's Business The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale] Reference
Polehampton stood for a moment or two quite still, as if to recover from the unwonted exertion of expressing an affectionate emotion. From Wordnik.com. [A True Friend A Novel] Reference
Towards nightfall old Pasquale Solara began to display unwonted activity, showing, at the same time, signs of considerable agitation. From Wordnik.com. [Monte-Cristo's Daughter] Reference
He half-expected to see Nanette; to hear her voice, and was relieved that the gipsy on this occasion did not make one of the unwonted gathering. From Wordnik.com. [Under the Rose] Reference
He had heard the unwonted sound of wheels on the drive, and now, as he recognized his late visitor, an expression of extreme surprise crossed his face. From Wordnik.com. [The Hermit of Far End] Reference
And then Lady Caroline withdrew, though not too late to see the girl sink down into a large arm-chair and burst into a very unwonted passion of sobs and tears. From Wordnik.com. [A True Friend A Novel] Reference
There, too, is the old grandmother, who nods her turbaned head with unwonted emphasis as she listens to the essay of her grandchild, whose name she cannot read!. From Wordnik.com. [The American Missionary — Volume 52, No. 3, September, 1898] Reference
This raised his spirits to an unwonted pitch, and his health greatly improved; but the gleam of sunshine passed away and poverty and sickness were again his portion. From Wordnik.com. [Life and Remains of John Clare "The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet"] Reference
Spruces and firs, such as adorn our gardens, cluster in never-ending profusion; and aromatic and unwonted odor pervades the air -- the spicy breath of resinous balsams. From Wordnik.com. [Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses] Reference
As though desirous of doing penance because of his wretched failure as a prank player, Bandy-legs did work, bringing wood to the outside of the cabin with unwonted zeal. From Wordnik.com. [With Trapper Jim in the North Woods] Reference
For a time the Army Boys sat there, panting and gasping from their unwonted exertions, yet filled with a deep thankfulness that they had won through as well as they had. From Wordnik.com. [Army Boys on German Soil Our Doughboys Quelling the Mobs] Reference
On an eminence commanding the surrounding country an unwonted spectacle that same day had presented itself to the astonished gaze of the workers in a neighboring vineyard. From Wordnik.com. [Under the Rose] Reference
Hands trembling with age have steadied themselves to new effort; little fingers that had hardly learned their uses have bent with unwonted patience to the novelty of tasks. From Wordnik.com. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865] Reference
The sick and wounded were hastily transferred to it, and as the regiment marched off, I stepped on board with my precious haversack, now swollen out to unwonted proportions. From Wordnik.com. [The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion History, Reminiscences, Description of Battle of Irish Bend, Carrying of Pay Roll, Roster] Reference
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