Unsay in a sentence

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Definition of Unsay

  • To recant or recall, as what has been said; to refract; to take back again; to make as if not said.
  • take back what one has said

How to use unsay in a sentence. Unsay pronunciation.

But those who had silenced him could not unsay his message, and at last there drew together a little body of earnest men, who agreed to accept the Bible as their only standard of faith and practice, and established a strict discipline which should keep their lives in the simplicity, purity, and brotherly love of the early Apostolic Church.
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The same trouble soon again occurred in reference to the appointment in New York of an assistant-treasurer by Mr. Chase, which the President, having no confidence in the appointee, could not accept; on which the Secretary again resigned, and Lincoln at once accepted his resignation, with these words: "Of all I have said in commendation of your ability and fidelity, I have nothing to unsay; and yet you and I have reached a point of mutual embarrassment in our official relations, which it seems cannot be overcome or longer sustained consistently with the public service.
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The mighty in the field, the sage in Council, Unsay the words of this man!-thou art silent!
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It is not too much to say that it had hurt her with its dark, lingering softness, for all the world as though the woman wanted to drag him back, and unsay something she had been saying.
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With a woman's fateful persistency-a persistency which I humbly suggest might, on occasion, be honorably copied by our more politic sex-she went on to say what was in her, even if she were obliged, with a woman's honorable inconsistency, to unsay it an hour or two later; an inconsistency which I also humbly protest might be as honorably imitated by us-on occasion.
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The worthy gentleman felt himself not a little humiliated by what he had to say and to unsay, by having to answer questions, and submit to familiarities, to shake hands which, to say truth, he did not care for grasping at all.
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For thine own sake unsay those dreadful words.
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We say the creeds; how far may we unsay them?
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She sat up suddenly after this wish; but although it had flushed her face, she had said the words deliberately and made no haste to unsay them.
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Oh, my child! unsay these words that be freighted with death for thee, and ruin for all that be near to thee.
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So unsay thy words, Nam-Bok, that we may yet honor thee.
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I will unsay my words; but do you please not to watch me, as I fear that in the speech which I am about to make, instead of others laughing with me, which is to the manner born of our muse and would be all the better, I shall only be laughed at by them.
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Say what I would, I could not unsay it.
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Don't you think you'd better both unsay everything since the wave, and let honour be satisfied?
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Why, now thou speak'st as I would have thee speak; And mark how I unsay my words again.
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Oh, if he could only unsay those words which he had hurled at Tom, his friend and companion!
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But call thou the Achaian warriors to the place of assembly, and unsay thy wrath against Agamemnon shepherd of the host, and then arm swiftly for battle, and clothe thee with thy strength.
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I will not unsay to yon mutinous gentlemen what I have already said; but what you judge it right to promise in my name to them or to the insurgents, I will not suppose that mime honour will refuse to concede.
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The King in this last missive had proceeded to unsay the advice which he had formerly bestowed upon the States, by complaining that his earlier letters had been misinterpreted.
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Thorbjorn said: "I have nothing to unsay.
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Examples of Unsay

Example #1
This was in 1457, and the movement quickly interested the thoughtful people in all classes of society, many of whom joined their ranks.
Example #2
On the 6th of July, 1415, the Bohemian Reformer, John Hus, was burned at the stake.
Example #3
Mr. Chase, however, did not long remain unemployed.
Example #4
But it is difficult to mend a broken jar.
Example #5
Nor, as thou see'st, doth he deny it now.
Example #6
But question even the Doge, And if he can deny the proofs, believe him Guiltless as thy own bosom.