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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNEXERCISED

For they were dirty, handcuffed together like that, unexercised, unwashed.

Southern white men see too clearly the latent power of these unexercised rights.

Unexercised muscles, of course, will be weak and flabby and tire easily.

The self-esteem which produced these developments of jealousy, in my own home, was not unexercised abroad.

The Spaniards were so supine and unexercised, that they were afraid to fire a great gun.

The muscles if unused will grow weak, the mind if unused will weaken, and the will if unexercised will lose its power.

The labour of the mind is necessary hereto, because unexercised abilities will decay; as iron not used will consume with rust.

Every faculty of the body or soul that is unused or unexercised will weaken and die.

This is all the result of unexercised muscles and mental indolence.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "condition of being in active operation; practice for the sake of training," from Old French exercice (13c.) "exercise, execution of power; physical or spiritual exercise," from Latin exercitium "training, exercise," from exercitare, frequentative of exercere "keep busy, drive on," literally "remove restraint," from ex- "off" (see ex-) + arcere "keep away, prevent, enclose," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane).

Original sense may have been driving farm animals to the field to plow. Meaning "physical activity" first recorded in English late 14c.; in reference to written schoolwork from early 17c. The ending was abstracted for formations such as dancercise (1967); jazzercise (1977); and boxercise (1985).

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