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He is untrained, inept, but he will fill the place and draw the pay.

Josie was lingering on the doorstep in an agony of untrained coquetry.

Thus a good memory for details may be a sign of an untrained mind.

It was untrained, I suppose, compared to the woman graduate of to-day.

But they are all untrained in arms; they are rustics, not soldiers.

She was like an untrained, untutored child, despite her years, she thought.

At first we had some exciting times with our young and untrained horses.

What a terrible ordeal to a mind so untrained—to a temper so unbridled!

None of the girls he knew pleased his fancy, untrained though that fancy might be.

In cold words you feel that no untrained lunk has a right to have an idea.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "a drawing out, delay," later "trailing part of a skirt" (mid-15c.), also "retinue, procession" (mid-15c.), from Old French train (fem. traine), from trainer "to pull, draw," from Vulgar Latin *traginare, extended from *tragere "to pull," back-formation from tractus, past participle of Latin trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).

Train of thought first attested 1650s. The railroad sense is recorded from 1820 (publication year, dated 1816), from notion of a "train" of wagons or carriages pulled by a mechanical engine.

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