unshrinking


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unshrinking

(ʌnˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ)
adj
not shrinking from doing something; unhesitating
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Adj.1.unshrinking - not shrinking from dangerunshrinking - not shrinking from danger    
fearless, unafraid - oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
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unshrinking

[ʌnˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ] ADJimpávido
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unshrinking

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The bent head, the averted eye, the faltering voice, the wincing figure-- these, and not the unshrinking gaze and frank reply, are the true signals of passion.
Here, with the nearness of an answering smile, here within the vibrating bond of mutual speech, was the bright creature whom she had trusted--who had come to her like the spirit of morning visiting the dim vault where she sat as the bride of a worn-out life; and now, with a full consciousness which had never awakened before, she stretched out her arms towards him and cried with bitter cries that their nearness was a parting vision: she discovered her passion to herself in the unshrinking utterance of despair.
"I told you she was remarkable," this unshrinking observer declared, "and the way she has managed this performance proves it.
Thou hast call'd me thy Angel in moments of bliss, And thy Angel I'll be, 'mid the horrors of this, -- Through the furnace, unshrinking, thy steps to pursue, And shield thee, and save thee, --or perish there too!
Yet, as he talked a little more and pointed out some of the objects of interest in the view, with which she appeared quite unacquainted, she gradually gave him more of the benefit of her glance; and then he saw that this glance was perfectly direct and unshrinking. It was not, however, what would have been called an immodest glance, for the young girl's eyes were singularly honest and fresh.
Her bold gaze in the Vevey hotel, "perfectly direct and unshrinking" (243), is indicative of her rebelliousness, but even though it is not immodest, as Winterbourne admits, it makes her liable to accusations of impropriety by the other Americans, who associate a woman's direct gaze with sexual looseness.
His unshrinking posture has impressed the Middle East nationals that a popular personality who questioned the concessions provided, like the non-surrender of passports, received a barrage of criticism from her fellow nationals.
Tast will bring bold but simple Catalan flavours to King Street - as well as the story behind them and a spirit as unshrinking as that of the region itself.
For his part, the Honorable Minister of States and Frontier Regions, His Excellency Abdul Qadir Baloch commended the support of WFP and said "the Government of Pakistan extends its gratitude to the Australian Government for its unshrinking support."
"The Government of Pakistan extends its gratitude to the Australian Government for its unshrinking support," the Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt.
The latest star to garner plaudits for her selfless and unshrinking professionalism is Filipino-American talent Vanessa Hudgens.