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unbowed

[uhn-boud] /ʌnˈbaʊd/
adjective
1.
not bowed or bent.
2.
not yielding or submitting, as to defeat; not subjugated:
Even when their country was occupied, the people of Norway remained unbowed.
Origin of unbowed
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see un-1 + bowed
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  • As he gripped my hand I perceived that he was smitten but unbowed.

  • The Allies' heads were "bloody but unbowed," and they were still the masters of their fate.

  • He knew a poem by a man who wrote, "My head is bloody but unbowed."

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun
  • Under the bludgeoning of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Thoughts I Met on the Highway Ralph Waldo Trine
  • I went out of that cruel room resolved that "beneath all the bludgeonings of chance my head should be bloody but unbowed."

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for unbowed

unbowed

/ʌnˈbaʊd/
adjective
1.
not bowed or bent
2.
free or unconquered
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