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.
2 Far above all other hunted whales, his is an unwritten life.
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 MelvilleContext Highlight 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.
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.
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 DoyleContext Highlight 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.
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.