unremitting

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EtymologyEdit

1728, un- +‎ remitting, from remit,[1] from Latin [Term?], in now rare sense of “diminish, abate”. Not from (non-existent) *unremit.

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unremitting (comparative more unremitting, superlative most unremitting)

  1. incessant; never slackening
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in Frankenstein[1]:
      These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour.
    • 1961: J. A. Philip. Mimesis in the Sophistês of Plato. In: Proceedings and Transactions of the American Philological Association 92. p. 467.
      We can achieve this god‐likeness only by unremitting and strenuous effort of the intellect.
    • 2011, Patrick Spedding; James Lambert, “Fanny Hill, Lord Fanny, and the Myth of Metonymy”, in Studies in Philology, volume 108, number 1, page 114:
      In fact, eighteenth-century British erotica has been the subject of unremitting attention for the last two decades.

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  1. ^ unremitting” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.