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un- +‎ imitative

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unimitative (not comparable)

  1. Not imitative, not imitating or modelled after something else.
    • 1801, Alethea Lewis, The Microcosm, London: J. Mawman, Volume 4, Chapter 97, p. 85,[1]
      The Kind Parent of all created beings sees the struggles of His weak children [] He sees—pities and assists; raises them from the dust; points out their path, and accelerates their flight to Heaven. Oh! how unimitative of his beneficence are the fellow-creatures of the fallen!
    • 1849, John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, London: Smith, Elder & Co., Chapter 4, p. 95,[2]
      [] in the Doric temple the triglyph and cornice are unimitative; or imitative only of artificial cuttings of wood.
    • 1973, Philip Gardner, E. M. Forster: The Critical Heritage, London: Routledge, 2002, Introduction, p. 19,
      The influence of Meredith on his comic attitude was pointed out, btu Forster’s entirely unimitative style freed him from any charge of slavishness.

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