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Synonyms for ungentle

not of the nobility

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to be "The most ungentle knight in Arthur's hall" (l.
Neil McLynn thus acerbically notes that "there is no evidence that the bishop's disquisitions upon [the contrast between the "unbelieving, ungentle and sacrilegious woman of the synagogue" and the "spotless virgin of the church"] were complicated by actual contact with or even consciousness of the local Jewish community.
As Anglo notes, "events had a way of treating the prognostications of these political plays with ungentle irony" (234).
Are her ungentle articles from the beginning of her career rendered less useful because of her own ideological fixation?
Cormier handles the role of Elwood as that of a gentleman in an ungentle world.
Their slightly ungentle hands, eager and mud-caked from digging,
Likewise Marcus, upon seeing Lavinia with her limbs "lopp'd," is both bewildered and quite clear about what has happened: "what stern ungentle hands / Have lopped and hewed and made thy body bare / Of her two branches" gives way to "But sure some Tereus hath deflowered thee / And, lest thou shouldst detect him, cut thy tongue" (2.
Cavanaugh, a choice that seemed strange given the almost universally ungentle nature of the other authors under discussion; and a solid essay on Emanuel Forde by Goran V.
30) Graphic descriptions of the child-widow crying and struggling as her bangles are ripped off her arms by ungentle male relatives, also underscored another distinction running through the missionary discourse between the cold loveless Indian family, product of a cynical religion, and the "sweetness and light of an English home.
A recent study has confirmed women's worst fears about the ungentle sex: Men choose women based on looks, above all.
Up there on the top shelves, the girls never say "no" and if they do, well any red blooded man knows they don't really mean it and all it takes to change their minds is a little ungentle persuasion.
No 58; the fish being much better an artistic work than the fish-seller--a rather too ideal representation of the ungentle craft.
Certainly, there would be no shortage of women who would agree with Anna's conclusion about the ungentle sex: 'They love the way we make them feel but not "us".
This passage, of course, was a parody of Edgar Allan Poe's "To Helen," and an ungentle poke at Erskine's racy 1925 bestseller, The Private Life of Helen of Troy, which had catapulted him to national fame and allowed him to ease up on his teaching and pursue a career as a concert pianist.