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Origin of uncalled-for
Example sentences from the Web for uncalled-for
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
Twenty-five more for-profits are on well on their way to doing the same thing.
Will Christian pharmacists, county clerks, florists, and for-profit wedding chapels really withdraw from society, as you describe?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As long as I had seen her and found her beautiful, this announcement seemed uncalled for.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The result of this stock-taking shows that eleven volumes were unaccounted-for, a list of which is appended.
At this stock-taking the number unaccounted-for is twenty-two, several of which are quite recent accessions to the Library.
Something in the tone of the man seemed to his listener uncalled for—in a sense reproachful, singular.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for uncalled-for
Idioms and Phrases with uncalled-for
Not justified, undeserved, as in That rude remark was uncalled for. [Early 1800s] Also see call for, def. 3.