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Definition of "unbowed" []

  • Not bowed; unbent. (adjective)
  • Not subdued; unyielding: "My head is bloody but unbowed” ( W.E. Henley). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unbowed" in a sentence
  • "Finally, at the urging of her lawyer, she struck a plea bargain for a shorter sentence, and ended up being "unbowed" by her experience."
  • "To be sure, some small-business owners are unbowed."
  • "The documents do not reveal how – or whether – federal officials explicitly weighed the competing goals of ensuring New Yorkers' safety and projecting an image of a city and nation unbowed."