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How to use uncalled-for in a sentence

As long as I had seen her and found her beautiful, this announcement seemed uncalled for.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The result of this stock-taking shows that eleven volumes were unaccounted-for, a list of which is appended.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
At this stock-taking the number unaccounted-for is twenty-two, several of which are quite recent accessions to the Library.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
Something in the tone of the man seemed to his listener uncalled for—in a sense reproachful, singular.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But no other instance of for-tened is known, nor yet of crece as short for increes (increase).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
At length the long looked-for copy arrived, he saw it, composed himself and died, 1543.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
It was nearly eleven o'clock when the free-for-all running race was announced.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The sepoys usually swarm out hell-for-leather and we rush to meet them.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The good man then devoted his unlooked-for fortune to philanthropies in concert with Judge Popinot.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNCALLED-FOR

  • accidentally on purpose
  • arbitrary
  • contrary
  • evil
  • gratuitous
  • groundless
  • inconsiderate
  • malevolent
  • mean
  • merciless
  • motiveless
  • needless
  • ornery
  • perverse
  • senseless
  • spiteful
  • unasked
  • uncalled-for
  • unfair
  • unjust
  • unjustifiable
  • unjustified
  • unprovoked
  • vicious
  • wayward
  • wicked
  • willful
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