Unbending

Un*bend"ing

, a. [In senses 1, 2, and 3, pref. un- not + bending; in sense 4, properly p. pr. of unbend.] 1. Not bending; not suffering flexure; not yielding to pressure; stiff; -- applied to material things.
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Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Pope.
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2. Unyielding in will; not subject to persuasion or influence; inflexible; resolute; -- applied to persons.
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3. Unyielding in nature; unchangeable; fixed; -- applied to abstract ideas; as, unbending truths.
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4. Devoted to relaxation or amusement. [R.]
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It may entertain your lordships at an unbending hour.
Rowe.
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-- Un*bend"ing*ly, adv. -- Un*bend"ing*ness, n.
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