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  • Lacking food, I suffered the unremitting demands of hunger.
  • The pain was unremitting.
  • "Unremitting darkness" was a phrase that occurred often in The Criminal Element,
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • She would not miss him as she did now, when the ache of his absence was her unremitting companion—like the phantom pain of an amputee.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • It was a building unremittingly unrevealing of what it held inside, with thick, featureless walls pale blue in colour and high, narrow windows impossible to look in through.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The King’s conduct was called one of "repeated" rather than "unremitting" injuries.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And every time I attempted to make a friend among the adult blacks, I was put off by an unassailable barrage of the unremitting yassuhs.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As you certainly know, Maria Hunt came from a tragic household, Martin Hunt a near-alcoholic and always at loose ends, while Beatrice I’m afraid was pretty unremitting and cruel in her moral demands upon people, especially I am told Maria.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This would be his emphatic reply to the Bird’s unremitting effort to extinguish his humanity: I am still a man.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • The baton moved unremittingly, sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Quiet and peaceable in his disposition, he hoped, by unremitting diligence, to avert from himself at least a portion of the evils of his condition.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He compelled them to an unremitting respect for him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I was tutor to his nephews, who are dead; and when he was alone in the world, I tried by absolute devotion to his will, to make up to him all he had done for me during ten years of unremitting kindness.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If she did, she need not coin her smiles so lavishly, flash her glances so unremittingly, manufacture airs so elaborate, graces so multitudinous.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • A very summary process completed the simple cookery, when he and the Mohicans commenced their humble meal, with the silence and characteristic diligence of men who ate in order to enable themselves to endure great and unremitting toil.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • For the appetite Mammy had always deplored, the healthy appetite of a nineteen-year-old girl, now was increased fourfold by the hard and unremitting labor she had never known before.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • However, they brought her through it by unremitting and affectionate attention; and we were married yesterday six weeks.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • His unremitting intellect is the hornmad Iago ceaselessly willing that the moor in him shall suffer.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The unremitting hate of men has given us a psychological distance that will enable us to see this tiny social symbol in relation to our whole sick social organism.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Through all those years, that which you most wished to win was waiting for you"-he looked at her as if he were speaking to the unspoken words in her mind-"waiting as unremittingly as you were fighting, as passionately, as desperately-but with a greater certainty than yours.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Gradually, over years of this unremitting labor, he gathered his modest harvest: some four hundred baptisms, some forty marriages.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Temperance first, as it tends to procure that coolness and clearness of head, which is so necessary where constant vigilance was to be kept up, and guard maintained against the unremitting attraction of ancient habits, and the force of perpetual temptations.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • On the one hand there was the Renaissance’s unremitting optimism—and on the other hand there were the many who sought the opposite extreme in a life of religious seclusion and self-denial.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The memories of him, among the guys of Easy Company, are almost unremittingly withering: "He seemed like a guy who didn’t want his body hurt."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • His first movement after the shock had been to work in his loom; and he went on with this unremittingly, never asking himself why, now he was come to Raveloe, he worked far on into the night to finish the tale of Mrs. Osgood’s table-linen sooner than she expected—without contemplating beforehand the money she would put into his hand for the work.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Habit was very strong with Mrs. Bergson, and her unremitting efforts to repeat the routine of her old life among new surroundings had done a great deal to keep the family from disintegrating morally and getting careless in their ways.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • A wonderful skill in netting of all sorts—acquired in childhood by making seines in Newson’s home—might serve her in good stead; and her studies, which were pursued unremittingly, might serve her in still better.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • No panting megacenter to absorb our woe, to distract us from our unremitting sense of time— time as the agent of our particular ruin, our chromosome breaks, hysterically multiplying tissue.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I could hear the streetcars and the blatting of automobile horns off yonder, not too loud but variegated and unremitting, a kind of coarse, hoarse tweedy mixture of sounds to your nerve ends, and occasionally the clatter of dishes, for my room gave on the kitchen area.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Morris remained as rigidly and unremittingly absent as if he had died of a broken heart, and Catherine had apparently buried the memory of this fruitless episode as deep as if it had terminated by her own choice.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Within thesoul, within the body social, there must be—if we are to experience long survival—a continuous "recurrence of birth" (palingenesia) to nullify the unremitting recurrences of death.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • By one of those whimsical coincidences in which Nature, like a busy mother, seems to spare a moment from her unremitting labours to turn and make her children smile, the girl now dropped the cloak, and forth tumbled ropes of black hair over a red jacket.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The repose of the latter became more and more disturbed; and her sister, who watched, with unremitting attention her continual change of posture, and heard the frequent but inarticulate sounds of complaint which passed her lips, was almost wishing to rouse her from so painful a slumber, when Marianne, suddenly awakened by some accidental noise in the house, started hastily up, and, with feverish wildness, cried out,— "Is mama coming?
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Perhaps this was due to the same tedious and unremitting husbandry which had enabled him to support mother and sister and marry and raise a family on the proceeds of that store which ten years ago had fitted into a single wagon; or perhaps it was some innate sense of delicacy and fitness (which his sister and daughter did not seem to possess, by the way) regarding the prospective son-in-law whom just two months ago he had been instrumental in getting out of jail.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • She went into Kayo Obermark’s the same way—we had the attic between the three of us; it just was proximity; even if provocation was never far away it came simply from unremitting practice, like that of the fiddler who has a rubber ball in the pocket of his great alpacuna as he rides the train to a concert and is never far from, for him, the greatest thing, along the accidentals and slides of landscape and steel rail.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Who, slowly recovering from a disorder so severe and dangerous, could be insensible to the unremitting attentions of such a nurse as gentle, tender, earnest Kate?
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • ROPER My god wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • She talked unremittingly for an hour, before she satisfied his hunger.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The nature of his desire and the unremitting attempts he made to expose homosexuals in the government.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We believed it was our duty to preserve this organization which had been built up with almost fifty years of unremitting toil.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • During the last three and a half hours —since what would have been lunchtime at home — the sun had been monstrous and unremitting.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • He rode and fenced and practiced gymnastics with unremitting zeal, and if you greeted him with a "How well you are looking" he started and turned pale.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The unremitting retention of simple and high sentiments in obscure duties is hardening the character to that temper which will work with honor, if need be, in the tumult, or on the scaffold.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • In the iron mines the work went on, unremittingly, as they pressed for the ore to make Her Majesty’s cannon to supplement those few that were mounted above what remained of the Irkes.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • This uneducated woman from a tiny village had stood up to her country’s president and army chief, and after years of enduring unremitting threats and harassment, she had outlasted him.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The cultivation of tobacco, of cotton, and especially of the sugar-cane, demands, on the other hand, unremitting attention: and women and children are employed in it, whose services are of but little use in the cultivation of wheat.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Again and again, in letters to Congress and to his officers, and in his general orders, he had called for perseverance—for "perseverance and spirit," for "patience and perseverance," for "unremitting courage and perseverance."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The persons of whom it is composed are therefore scattered over a wide extent, and each of them is detained in the place of his domicile by the narrowness of his income, or by the small unremitting exertions by which he earns it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Among the heaps of corpses, the clanging bells of ambulances, the warnings of what goes by the name of fate, among unremitting waves of fear and agonized revolt, the horror that such things could be, always a great voice had been ringing in the ears of these forlorn, panicked people, a voice calling them back to the land of their desire, a homeland.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
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