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Not friendly and sociable:‘one patient's husband was blind and very uncompanionable’‘Flavia spent a not uncompanionable quarter hour with him’
- ‘What an uncompanionable disagreeable person he must have been!’
- ‘Ethics and human research thus have been seen as uncompanionable and opposing forces.’
- ‘It cannot be warrantably inferred from anything that has now been said, that we could mean to represent the believer as a miserable recluse or a moping solitaire - as uncompanionable.’
- ‘Of course, if you play e-mail chess, which I regard as a rather sterile and uncompanionable form of the game, much of the record-keeping takes care of itself.’
- ‘Gut Symmetries is flawed and uncompanionable, but there is something Milan Kundera-esque about it too.’
- ‘While what I call combative hermits have previously relied on violence to get their way, their new manipulation of uncompanionable arguments has combined with violence to make people weak and dependent.’
- ‘And fire proves to be, even in Pyne's learned treatment, as intangible and uncompanionable as a distant, cold god.’
- ‘There was novelty in the scheme; and as, with such a mother and such uncompanionable sisters, home could not be faultless, a little change was not unwelcome for its own sake.’
- ‘The only way out was via narrow and uncompanionable ‘companion-ladders.’’
- ‘Never mind love, there are a lot of uncompanionable people around.’
- ‘To see with ‘relentless accuracy,’ according to Moore, is not a matter of detachment and ‘the haggish, uncompanionable drawl of certitude.’’
- ‘Enjoyable company at first due to her smart manner, Holmes' Katie becomes progressively uncompanionable as things deteriorate, personally and dramatically.’
- ‘Nothing has ruined more trips than choosing uncompanionable companions to travel the wilderness with.’
- ‘The whole seemingly uncompanionable half-dozen, stabled together, may pass the long wet hours when the door is shut in livelier communication than is held in the servants’ hall or at the Dedlock Arms.’
- ‘The weary reader longs for the mercy of a qualification, a doubt, a hesitation; there is little sense, in her uncompanionable prose, of exploration occurring before our eyes, of tentative motions of thought reflected in a complex syntax.’
- ‘But White Fang, uncompanionable, solitary, morose, scarcely looking to right or left, redoubtable, forbidding of aspect, remote and alien, was accepted as an equal by his puzzled elders.’
- ‘He preferred living in jail to living with his first wife, who was his senior, and definitely uncompanionable.’
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