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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNCOMPLYING

Age and wealth are uncomplying task-masters—habit and power endure restraint with an ill grace.

Not only was the uncomplying Avaugour recalled, but the bishop himself was requested to nominate a successor.

In this they were deceived; and his firmness and uncomplying integrity is supposed to have accelerated his fall.

Others of the company, as Vane and Adams, incurred the Protector's displeasure by too uncomplying principles.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to fulfill, carry out," from Old French compli, past participle of complir "to accomplish, fulfill, carry out," from Vulgar Latin *complire, from Latin complere "to fill up" (see complete (adj.)). Meaning influenced by ply (v.2). Sense of "to consent" began c.1600 and might have been a reintroduction from Italian, where complire had come to mean "satisfy by 'filling up' the forms of courtesy."

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