unbidden


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un·bid·den

 (ŭn-bĭd′n) also un·bid (-bĭd′)
adj.
Not invited, asked, or requested; unasked: unbidden guests; comments unbid and unwelcome.

unbidden

(ʌnˈbɪdən)
adj
1. not ordered or commanded; voluntary or spontaneous
2. not invited or asked

un•bid•den

(ʌnˈbɪd n)

also un•bid′,



adj.
1. not ordered or commanded; spontaneous.
2. not asked or summoned; uninvited.
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unbidden

adverb
1. spontaneously, unprompted, freely, unwanted, voluntarily, willingly, uninvited, unasked for The name came unbiddden to his mind.
adjective
1. spontaneous, free, voluntary, uninvited, willing, unwanted, unwelcome, unforced, unasked, unprompted uncensored mental images and unbidden thoughts
Translations

unbidden

[ˈʌnˈbɪdn] ADV (liter) to do sth unbiddenhacer algo espontáneamente

unbidden

adv (form)ungebeten; (= not ordered also)unaufgefordert; (= uninvited also)ungeladen; to do something unbiddenetw unaufgefordert tun; the phrase came unbidden into her mindder Satz kam ihr spontan in den Sinn

unbidden

[ʌnˈbɪdn] adj (liter) he did it unbiddenlo ha fatto senza che nessuno glielo avesse chiesto
he came in unbidden → è entrato senza essere stato invitato
References in classic literature ?
True, lad, true," interrupted the impatient old man; "you were about opening your mind more fully on that matter the day you got in, but I did not think it becoming in an old soldier to be talking of nuptial blessings and wedding jokes when the enemies of his king were likely to be unbidden guests at the feast.
What deadly voids and unbidden infidelities in the lines that seem to gnaw upon all Faith, and refuse resurrections to the beings who have placelessly perished without a grave.
Your meaning must be unequivocal; no doubts or demurs: and such expressions of gratitude and concern for the pain you are inflicting as propriety requires, will present themselves unbidden to your mind, I am persuaded.
Edgar sprang to his unbidden guest, blanched with astonishment and rage.
He moved from end to end of his voluptuous bedroom, looking again at the scraps of the day's journey that came unbidden into his mind; the slow toil up the hill at sunset, the setting sun, the descent, the mill, the prison on the crag, the little village in the hollow, the peasants at the fountain, and the mender of roads with his blue cap pointing out the chain under the carriage.
He filled himself unbidden, a third goblet of wine, and left the apartment without ceremony.
He felt sorry for them at such times, and again as he thought of them amid luxuries and comforts of their English homes, happy with their fathers and mothers, a most uncomfortable lump would arise into the boy's throat, and he would see a vision of his mother's face through a blur of mist that came unbidden to his eyes.
Indeed," said Julie, "might we not almost fancy, Emmanuel, that those people, so rich, so happy but yesterday, had forgotten in their prosperity that an evil genius -- like the wicked fairies in Perrault's stories who present themselves unbidden at a wedding or baptism -- hovered over them, and appeared all at once to revenge himself for their fatal neglect?
He im- mediately exploded in reproaches which came unbidden to the ears of the men.
But as no such vision was vouchsafed, I retired unbidden, and would advise Mr.
As unbidden guests are apt to do, they often come at inconvenient times.
Singular to state, she was, or had been crying; when I asked her if she were ready, she said "Yes, monsieur," with something very like a checked sob; and when I took a shawl, which lay on the table, and folded it round her, not only did tear after tear course unbidden down her cheek, but she shook to my ministration like a reed.