1 These women, so swift to kindness, so tender to the sorrowing, so untiring in times of stress, could be as implacable as furies to any renegade who broke one small law of their unwritten code.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XLVII
2 Far above all other hunted whales, his is an unwritten life.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3 Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
4 There was no law on the statute books which would execute an Afro-American for wounding a white man, but the "unwritten law" did.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-BarnettGet Context In V
5 According to an unwritten law, the buying a drink included the privilege of loafing for just so long; then one had to buy another drink or move on.
6 He assumed, then, the demeanor of one who knows that he is doomed alone to unwritten responsibilities.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen CraneGet Context In Chapter 3
7 The Socialists had many branches in America, and the deceased had, no doubt, infringed their unwritten laws, and been tracked down by them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
8 More than ever was Boris resolved to serve in future not according to the written code, but under this unwritten law.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX
9 Thus it is that in the country districts of the South, by written or unwritten law, peonage, hindrances to the migration of labor, and a system of white patronage exists over large areas.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In VIII