It was a raw, untrained
army, although some of its fractions had seen hard enough service, with a good deal of fighting, in the mountains of Western Virginia, and in Kentucky.
While that untrained
voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.
Some of such things have been hit upon in the last resort of surgery; most of the kindred evidence that will recur to your mind has been demonstrated as it were by accident,--by tyrants, by criminals, by the breeders of horses and dogs, by all kinds of untrained
clumsy-handed men working for their own immediate ends.
In the only place where she was known she was surrounded by indifference or animosity; and what chance had she, inexperienced and untrained
, among the million bread-seekers of the cities?
This the knight was chiefly desirous of avoiding, conscious that the men whom he led, being hasty and untrained
volunteers, imperfectly armed and unaccustomed to discipline, must, upon any sudden attack, fight at great disadvantage with the veteran soldiers of the Norman knights, who were well provided with arms both defensive and offensive; and who, to match the zeal and high spirit of the besiegers, had all the confidence which arises from perfect discipline and the habitual use of weapons.
"This is foolish, Hector; more like an untrained
pup than a sensible hound; one who has got his education by hard experience, and not by nosing over the trails of other dogs, as a boy in the settlements follows on the track of his masters, be it right or be it wrong.
It is pleasant to think of the gloomy, untrained
genius throwing off his gloom and bending all his talents to the task of teaching and amusing this little delicate child of seven.
When all is said, the book remains the greatest example in literature of what absolute earnestness may make possible for a plain and untrained
With the fiddles working themselves to the bone and the piano bounding under its persecutor's blows, Lady Wetherby ducked, side-stepped, rushed, and sprang, moving her arms in a manner that may have been classical Greek, but to the untrained
eye looked much more like the last round of some open-air bout.
They were mongrels, kept spotlessly and germicidally clean, who were unattached and untrained
. They composed a sort of reserve of raw material, to be worked into established troupes when an extra one or a substitute was needed.
And he could not help but contrast it with the weak pipings and shrill quaverings of factory girls, ill-nourished and untrained
, and with the raucous shriekings from gin-cracked throats of the women of the seaport towns.
It was yet too far away for his untrained
eyes to recognize it; but as he came closer he saw that it was a horse, and was about to resume the original direction of his way when he thought that he discerned a saddle upon the beast's back.