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  • as inpalinode
  • as inrecantation
  • as inretractation
  • as inretraction

synonyms for unsaying

  • annulment
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • repudiation
  • reversal
  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • about-face
  • abrogation
  • contradiction
  • disowning
  • forswearing
  • nullification
  • recall
  • revocation
  • volte-face
  • withdrawal
  • backpedaling
  • backtracking
  • contraversion
  • gainsaying
  • reneging
  • renouncing
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How to use unsaying in a sentence

I gave him no chance of unsaying with grace or credit what he could not fail to regret that he had said.
A GREAT EMERGENCY AND OTHER TALESJULIANA HORATIA GATTY EWING
Thus Picardy is famous for “hot heads;” and the Norman for son dit et son ddit, “his saying and his unsaying!”
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 3 (OF 3)ISAAC DISRAELI
She wrote again unsaying all she had said, but her father had been too much wounded to reply.
THE THIRD MISS SYMONSFLORA MACDONALD MAYOR
They had appeared in too many instances; and, though frightened at his anger, she stood still, without unsaying her words.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
He could not conceive of the Titan unsaying his high language and quailing before his successful and perfidious adversary.
SHELLEYJOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
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