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Definition of unexamined

: not subjected to examination (such as critical scrutiny, analysis, or comparison) : not carefully weighed or examined … encouraging students to question their own unexamined beliefs …— Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt With every aspect of public education coming under increased scrutiny, no program is left unexamined.— Patty Kohler and Jacque Reese "The unexamined life is not worth living."— translation of Socrates, as quoted in Plato's Apology

Examples of unexamined in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet to extend that principle to those with frivolous, pending, or judicially unexamined restraining orders would raise serious due-process concerns. The Editors, National Review, 14 June 2022 For Dustin Lance Black, who had already come out as gay and left the LDS Church upon publication of the book, reading the book was formative experience, a window into a faith under which he was raised, but about which remained unexamined. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 29 Apr. 2022 Parts of the lungs are left unexamined, Valdastri said, potentially causing harm. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 There was more than a hint of an unexamined imperialist instinct in this attitude, but there was something else in it, too: hope. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2022 The high calling that Del Noce leaves us is to break through this impasse and once again think and live in truths about God and man that transcend materialism, scientism, and an unexamined secularism. Richard M. Reinsch Ii, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 This is ableism by an unexamined systemic habit of segregation and warehousing. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 The focus of the current policy debate has been on the means; the end is left unexamined. Yangyang Cheng, Wired, 24 Feb. 2022 But Kentucky’s law had managed to remain relatively unexamined in its 45-year history, with a few exceptions. courier-journal.com, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unexamined

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unexamined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexamined. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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