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The proposed budget is unconscionable given the debt it puts on the backs of the younger generation.
  excessively unreasonable or immoral
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  • The proposed budget is unconscionable given the debt it puts on the backs of the younger generation.
  • She described the monitoring of sermons as unconstitutional and unconscionable.
  • Abandoning the search for Mark Blackthorn, sending Helen Blackthorn to Wrangel Island—that was unconscionable cruelty.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It’s unconscionable."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • But interracial dating, particularly with a married white woman, was for many whites, an unconscionable act.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • This complicated procedure was designed to ensure that the throw was truly "random"; but, in the event, it inevitably resulted in my losing sight of the hoop entirely, and having to spend an unconscionable time searching for the thing.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I found the privacy itself seduction enough, but there was also a bidet, which lent a risque note and, electrically, unconscionably stirred my expectations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It’s unconscionable.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • It is unconscionable.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "There is an unconscionable old shark for you!" said Herbert.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • Should this occur, I will be quite willing to turn a blind eye to any unconscionable tactics you might employ to grind this piece of Jewish stench and filth into the canvas.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • You’re wasting an unconscionable amount of manpower and time, carting your ore on muleback.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Mary said afterwards that he hummed and ha’d for an unconscionable time while he examined the baby in minutest detail.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Millions of our children, our most precious natural resource, are being victimized by a tragic and unconscionable epidemic of child abuse and neglect.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Quite the reverse; he has consistently done nothing but fume at being so unconscionably heavily taxed.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • I can tell your worship it is commonly said in this town that there are no people worse than the market-women, for they are all barefaced, unconscionable, and impudent, and I can well believe it from what I have seen of them in other towns.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "This is unconscionable," says DuPont.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He noted that a number of the accused had been held in solitary confinement for unconscionable lengths of time.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Call thought it was unconscionable to leave any woman alone that long in such rough country.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • She kept me waiting at the foot an unconscionable time—it was certainly three in the morning before we knocked up that minister.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Thus they sidled slowly onward till it struck her they had been advancing for an unconscionable time—far longer than was usually occupied by the short journey from Chaseborough, even at this walking pace, and that they were no longer on hard road, but in a mere trackway.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • In Charleston, more than elsewhere, you get the feeling that the twentieth century is a vast, unconscionable mistake.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless and indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The sustained and dazzling flickers seemed to last for an unconscionable time.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The unfairness of this seemed unconscionable to me.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The moon took an unconscionably long time to rise that night, Milly thought.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • It was unconscionable to involve a child—even one so obviously gifted—in such risky endeavors.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It’s really an unconscionable age.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • It would be unconscionable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • "I understand his man Bolton is stabling goats in my high hall, it’s really quite unconscionable."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • What held him back were scruples of conscience—although it was patently most unconscionable to pay no attention to time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It’s—it’s unconscionable!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • With his shovel and a wobbly wheelbarrow, he carted away mounds of rotting hay, filthy laundry, and unconscionable mounds of waste.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Mr Blandois, in his most gentlemanly manner, was afraid he had disturbed her by unhappily presenting himself at such an unconscionable time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I know that the Connecticut settlers talk about their West Herfield meeting-house; but I never believe more than half what they say, they are such unconscionable braggers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Newman led his usual life, made acquaintances, took his ease in the galleries and churches, spent an unconscionable amount of time in strolling in the Piazza San Marco, bought a great many bad pictures, and for a fortnight enjoyed Venice grossly.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The baby was, to reverse an epigram, an unconscionable time in getting born; but when Gant finally awoke just after ten o’clock next morning, whimpering from tangled nerves, and the quivering shame of dim remembrance, he heard, as he drank the hot coffee Helen brought to him, a loud, long lungy cry above.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But that Jefferson could so matter-of-factly consider selling off his slaves—not freeing them—and so readily transfer the burdens of his own extravagances to the backs of those he held in bondage, would have struck Adams as unconscionable, and would no doubt have been a serious test of his respect, if not affection, for the man.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It is the peculiar province, for instance, of a court of equity to relieve against what are called hard bargains: these are contracts in which, though there may have been no direct fraud or deceit, sufficient to invalidate them in a court of law, yet there may have been some undue and unconscionable advantage taken of the necessities or misfortunes of one of the parties, which a court of equity would not tolerate.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • But the very thought was unconscionable and I belatedly realized, while I stood there in silence watching, that it was wrong enough of me to have stolen in on her in this way and violated her privacy, so I announced myself with a small cough.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Every time I went against him I was unconscionably overmatched.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It would be unconscionable of me to deprive Lord Vargo of both his prizes.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • That was an unconscionable assault upon my privacy!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • In the barracks I learned much of what there was to know about my times, my unconscionable century.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He advanced upon Straavh, circling and darting, taking unconscionable risks before slipping just out of reach.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He held it for the tenth part of a second, for three strides of the man—an unconscionable time.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It took him a long time to find the Corps Day entry for 1966, an unconscionably long time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The God that created man in his own image, Mr. McLean, must be a vile, unconscionable being.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • By ten o’clock she was again quite befuddled and unsteady of gait—as was I, for that matter, with an unconscionable amount of beer stowed away—and so we took a taxi back to the hotel.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I would walk along the dark galleries, from arch to arch, from cadre to merciless cadre, from taming to taming, from system to unconscionable system for as long as I lived.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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