untender


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She sniffed and was raising an untender hand, when I checked her.
oh the unyielding, untender and unattractive texture.
Instead she and her sister Gloria were left to the untender mercies of her mother, who had set up home in Portsmouth with her husband's former best friend.
From c1820, aboriginal peoples were left to the untender righteousness of civil authorities promoting white settlement, agriculture, woodcutting and, soon, steel rails instead of supple canoes.
To judge from the response at Cannes, audiences were far more disturbed by a scene of stolid, not untender, conjugal relations between Marcos and his thick-necked, rotund senora.
British farmers and manufacturers meantime are equally at the untender mercy of the supermarket, finding their own profits squeezed to make more for their masters.
While the Prelude emphasizes the joy of boyhood, Wordsworth's boyhood actually comes across as untender and loveless.
After the Civil War and reconstruction period, the nation left Southern Blacks to the untender mercies of their former masters, who were eager to reduce them as close to slavery as possible without re-igniting the Civil War.
When the Quebec Act of 1774 restored the use of French civil law, it was intended to protect French property-owners from the untender mercies of English-speaking lawyers and the position of the Catholic Church was also protected.