Definition of unshaken in US English:



  • Not disturbed from a firm position or state; steadfast and unwavering.

    ‘their trust in him remained unshaken’
    • ‘What should speak most powerfully to Africans today is Mandela's spectacular defiance in spite of seemingly insuperable odds and his unshaken commitment to his ideals even in the face of his own death.’
    • ‘The sides were now level but Roanmore's resolve was unshaken and within minutes they were back into a three point lead with the outstanding David Byrne sending over two further points followed by one from Colin Taylor.’
    • ‘Kendal remained unshaken by the pounding, the side's fitness and technique plugging any gaps while their solid set-piece work at the scrums and line-outs must have depressed those on the receiving end.’
    • ‘My confidence in the future security and stability of Egypt remains unshaken.’
    • ‘In the melée that cost Liam Gallagher his two front teeth, only Oasis drummer Alan White escaped with his composure unshaken.’
    • ‘All three were cross-examined but were unshaken; they remained steadfast in their diagnoses.’
    • ‘Her country had been attacked most savagely, but her Pacifism remained unshaken, she absolutely refused to recognise that the War existed.’
    • ‘The popular perception of jazz as a purely American art form is still largely unshaken, so Bruford's cerebral and witty music is an admirable torch-carrier for the British scene.’
    • ‘There was a great routine and structure to his life, great satisfaction in his work, and an unshaken belief in the goodness of God and the goodness of his fellow man.’
    • ‘He accepts this, and is unshaken in his commitment.’
    • ‘For some reason, I have been thinking about Voltaire and his unshaken faith in reason.’
    • ‘But Iain McGregor, Bible teacher, ex-Fleet Street journalist and source of the theory, seemed unshaken by the small turn-out and its seeming dismissal of his idea.’
    • ‘In the end, Thomas Jefferson's heroic status remained predominantly unshaken.’
    • ‘The empty-handed figure was standing, unshaken, undaunted, in the middle of the room.’
    • ‘I have embraced my new role as a single parent, and to all who may be in similar circumstances, I encourage you to stay strong, proud and unshaken.’
    • ‘Parents who have rejected the triple MMR vaccine last night said their faith in single-shot jabs remained unshaken despite the latest revelations about inoculations at a controversial clinic.’
    • ‘She seemed fine - unhurt and unshaken in her resolve to prove something to us all.’
    • ‘Even in an arena as illogical and playful as football, my faith in modernity, science, and rationality remains unshaken.’
    • ‘It made my fingers tremble, but my resolve remained unshaken.’
    • ‘But his faith that a progressive populist message can reach a new Minnesota - and a new America - is unshaken.’
    determined, purposeful, purposive, resolved, decided, adamant, single-minded, firm, unswerving, unwavering, undaunted, fixed, set, intent, insistent
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