unprotesting

[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]SEE DEFINITION OF unprotesting
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She was borne on, breathless, unprotesting, to the white palings where the paygate was.

They wove a curtain of silence over the unprotesting wilderness.

He was an unprotesting martyr to the low suspicions of his family.

As a matter of course, without complaint, with unprotesting patience.

In the presence of her to whom they were addressed—now speechless and unprotesting—no breach of confidence to open them.

She came to in an instant, but seemed bewildered and, unprotesting, permitted herself to be carried to bed.

Indeed, he is sometimes speedily sent the way of the unfit and unprotesting earthworm.

After a week of this, they moved the unprotesting Ambassador into a newer, bigger, stronger death cell.

She considered the speaker: his outlandish garb, his unprotesting self-possession.

No; the people of the trans-Alleghany country could not remain silent and unprotesting witnesses to the retrocession of Louisiana.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).

Meaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.

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