EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNVERSED

An uncouth creature of the forest was he, unversed in all the arts of love-making.

Only brave and simple of heart, and unversed in the ways of darkness.

Unversed in woman's wiles I flushed with pleasure at her flattering interest.

But it was a young hawk, unversed in the way of the muskrat, which had seized him.

She was too unversed in the ways of coquetry to see or resent the point of the remark.

But he was unversed in the mysterious processes of feminine emotion.

The mandolin-player was not unversed in the psychology of the ward.

At the beginning the inquisitors were Dominican friars, presumably good theologians but unversed in the intricacies of the law.

Her young spirit, unversed in irony, drank in the bitter draught of disillusion.

And then Pietro recited some Latin verses, which to Nigel, unversed in such incantations, bore no meaning.

WORD ORIGIN

"practiced," c.1600, from past participle of obsolete verse "to turn over" (a book, subject, etc.) in study or investigation, from Middle French verser "to turn, revolve" as in meditation, from Latin versare "to busy oneself," literally "to turn to" (see versus).

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