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Definition a metal that consists of more than one element
  • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper
  • an aluminum alloy used in aviation
  • One can only speculate about why Franz became so attached to McCandless so quickly, but the affection he felt was genuine, intense, and unalloyed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • unalloyed = pure
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unalloyed means not and reverses the meaning of alloyed. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • There is no alloy of self in what I feel for you.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It burst at Redd's feet and a shimmering cage of White Imagination-enforced alloy built itself around the queen.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • There is Romena, where I falsified the alloy stamped with the Baptist,[1] for which on earth I left my body burned.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • This, then, was the society that the prince accepted at once as true coin, as pure gold without alloy.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Paul's coffee service, the fluted alloy of silver and jasmium that he had inherited from Jamis, rested on a low table to her right.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It's all high-tech alloys and mono—filaments.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • When activated, several alloy rods in the seal's collar would be detonated simultaneously, effectively disintegrating the door.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • It was black and heavy crafted out of alloyed steel.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I think it's the alloys.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Besides, that would be all recreation and indulgence, without the wholesome alloy of labour, and I do not like to eat the bread of idleness.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • His mirth was without alloy.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Every desired renewal of an existence is debased by being half alloy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • But cool and candid people know that even the purest of human blessings are part alloy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • No man would refuse to give brass for silver or gold, because the latter had some alloy in it.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • But they're scared of alloys.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • All this made the feast delightful, and when the waiter was not there to watch me, my pleasure was without alloy.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The robotic tug was a mass of gravititc generators, drives and power plants surrounded by a thick shell of' high-strength alloys.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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