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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNBALANCED

I thought only of myself, and I behaved like a whining, unbalanced boy.

You may say that Robespierre was morbid and unbalanced, and you may say the same of Bunyan.

Had the strain of the past few weeks unbalanced the professors mind?

Unbalanced by the shove, he stumbled over the Apache whom he had knocked senseless.

It lifted Uncle Jabez from his seat, and unbalanced the boat.

Like all radicals and reformers they had a fringe of unbalanced and crotchety folk.

It caught him in mid-stride, and unbalanced, he crashed heavily to the floor.

Temptation, never far from youth, is always near the unbalanced.

Was it only a chimera of my unbalanced imagination—or was it actual fact?

How many innovators have been regarded as insane, or as at least unbalanced, visionary!

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of balance. Earliest use is in reference to the mind, judgment, etc. Of material things, it is recorded from 1732.

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