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underived (not comparable)
- not derived, not related.
1742, Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6:
- If their rights are inherent and underived, they may, by their own suffrages, encircle, with a diadem, the brows of Mr. Cushing.
1859, Various, Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, Issue 15, January, 1859:
- "Firstly,--if underived virtue be peculiar to the Deity, can it be the duty of a creature to have it?"
1922, Surendranath Dasgupta, A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 1:
- Thus it is that though contact of the senses with the objects may later on be imagined to be the conditioning factor, yet the rise of knowledge as well as our notion of its validity strikes us as original, underived, immediate, and first-hand.
1988 December 2, Jonathan Rosenbaum, “The Sound of German”, in Chicago Reader:
- He held that everything in existence is composed of four underived and indestructible substances--fire, water, earth, and air--and that atmosphere is a corporeal substance, not a mere void.