And now the time of tide has come; the ship casts off her cables; and from the deserted wharf the uncheered
ship for Tarshish, all careening, glides to sea.
For, it was not the monotonous days unchequered by variety and uncheered
by pleasant companionship, it was not the dark dreary evenings or the long solitary nights, it was not the absence of every slight and easy pleasure for which young hearts beat high, or the knowing nothing of childhood but its weakness and its easily wounded spirit, that had wrung such tears from Nell.
But my boyhood was lonely, parentless; uncheered
by brother or sister; and there was no marvel that, just as I rose to youth, a sorceress, finding me lost in vague mental wanderings, with many affections and few objects, glowing aspirations and gloomy prospects, strong desires and slender hopes, should lift up her illusive lamp to me in the distance, and lure me to her vaulted home of horrors.
On the one hand, a mighty sea of yellow sand stretched away toward the ends of the earth, solemn, silent, shorn of vegetation, its solitude uncheered
by any forms of creature life; on the other, the Eden of Egypt was spread below us--a broad green floor, cloven by the sinuous river, dotted with villages, its vast distances measured and marked by the diminishing stature of receding clusters of palms.
A dismal swamp, on which the half-built houses rot away: cleared here and there for the space of a few yards; and teeming, then, with rank unwholesome vegetation, in whose baleful shade the wretched wanderers who are tempted hither, droop, and die, and lay their bones; the hateful Mississippi circling and eddying before it, and turning off upon its southern course a slimy monster hideous to behold; a hotbed of disease, an ugly sepulchre, a grave uncheered
by any gleam of promise: a place without one single quality, in earth or air or water, to commend it: such is this dismal Cairo.
Stephen worked the next day, and the next, uncheered
by a word from any one, and shunned in all his comings and goings as before.
Winnie the Pooh has said, 'Nobody can be uncheered
What he seems to have been drawn to in the passages from "Pauline," for instance, is their lyrical listing of moods and denominations: "for many weary months, uncheered
by the voice of kindness, alone, hopeless, desolate, she waited" and "the bells there called to mass and prayer-meeting, and Methodists sang, and Baptists immersed, and Presbyterians sprinkled" ("Pauline" 19).
Modern critics of a postcolonial frame of mind will note Campbell's convenient assumption that this land has no prior owners: 'There tracts uncheered
by human words/ Seclusion's wildest holds/ Shall hear the lowing of our herds/ The tinkling of our folds'.
The headache was so bad that each of our six tries against Italy went uncheered
Still, impossible to be uncheered
with a balloon, eh Webby?