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Definitions for unbidden
ʌnˈbɪd nun·bid·den

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  1. unbiddenadjective

    not invited, requested or asked for

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unbid, Unbiddenadjective

    Unbidden guests
    Are often welcomest when they are gone. William Shakespeare.

    Thorns also and thistles it shall bring thee forth
    Unbid. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x. l. 204.

    Roses unbid, and ev’ry fragrant flow’r,
    Flew from their stalks, to strow thy nuptial bow’r. Dryden.

    Unbidden earth shall wreathing ivy bring,
    And fragrant herbs the promises of spring. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unbiddenadjective

    not bidden; not commanded

  2. Unbiddenadjective

    uninvited; as, unbidden guests

  3. Unbiddenadjective

    being without a prayer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbidden in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unbidden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of unbidden in a Sentence

  1. William Ellery Channing:

    To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

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