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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNMAN

He needed it now more than ever, for he feared that the consideration of Cynthia might yet unman him.

I am unused to such as these, gentlemen,—they unsettle—they unman me.

At times his emotion seemed to slip from the rein, threatening to unman him.

No regrets, her father had said; they unman the heart we want for to-morrow.

This was a sore blow to Leichhardt, but it did not unman him.

The revulsion of feeling was so great that for a moment or two it seemed to unman him.

I must get out of this, or this innocent child's prattle will unman me!

But whatever he saw, in that quiet lonely minute, it did not hold or unman him.

Unman isn't the word, exactly, but you can't say ungirl, can you?

We must stand alone in the matter and sympathy is prone to unman us.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to deprive of the attributes of a human being," from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning "to deprive of manly courage" is attested from c.1600; that of "to emasculate" is from 1680s.

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