not ordered or commanded; spontaneous.
not asked or summoned; uninvited.
- Sometimes un·bid .
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How to use unbidden in a sentence
The two experiences combined, unbidden, into a vertiginous sensation of time travel.In San Francisco, arresting sculptures disrupt life at the intersection of Afrofuturism and hippie vibes | Sebastian Smee | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
He seemed very much a chief and the spectators all rose unbidden.
The judge paused when he realized that Sulaiman had risen unbidden.Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Is Arraigned Just Blocks From the Twin Towers | Michael Daly | March 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In what threatened to be a hush, one of the visitors offered some unbidden news.Hurricane Sandy Victim Jacob Vogelman’s Mother Remembers His Life | Michael Daly | November 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
No wonder some of the smartest companies are pre-empting this and swiftly pledging to make necessary changes unbidden.
The words of the priest at the railway inn flashed across his brain unbidden: "You will find it different."Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Ascending into the Time Observatory a thought came unbidden into his mind: Others he saved, himself he could not save.The Man from Time | Frank Belknap Long
unbidden, the Abbot had gone forward through the great doorway and down the gallery that led to the hall of Condillac.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
And as the pale sweet face of the mother met the bright and rosy child-face, each of them was wet with a rush of unbidden tears.Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
But worse, still worse, they saw through their girlish spectacles dimmed with unbidden tears.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
British Dictionary definitions for unbidden
not ordered or commanded; voluntary or spontaneous
not invited or asked
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