from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not asked: Several unasked questions remain.
- adj. Not invited: Unasked guests arrived at the party.
- adj. Not requested: Such unasked suggestions are less than welcome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not asked about.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not asked; unsolicited.
- Not sought by entreaty or care.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not asked for
I guess the question left unasked is whether the administration should be doing anything to prevent foreclosures, leaving aside the macroeconomic questions (also, the administration has been strongarming industry to renegotiate loan terms as part of the hope alliance, which i think is an awful idea, Barack Obama to his credit hasn't said a peep about preventing foreclosures).
BTW, unasked is “why do they still use characters?”
Michael and Gabriel; and to Zacharias the angel told his name unasked
An alert reader is correct in noting my fascination with these, but some questions are best left unasked.
The frustrating aspect of monitoring this story is not so much the unanswered questions as it it the unasked questions.
And make one for herself and join in the actual performance, unasked.
The White House reporter attempted his usual trick of asking one question to get an implicit answer to an unasked one.
“When I was staging in France,” says Dan Barber, who spent half a year working at Michel Rostang, “it would never have occurred to me to approach the chef unasked.”
On this day, despite earlier struggles that did not bode well, Pumpkinpie ate breakfast and got into her winter gear without being asked more than twice to perform any one step, and even did much of it unasked.
Having asked, in a completely innocent way, whether the Times should behave like an advocate for the readers, rather than a stenographer to politicians, the question cannot now be unasked.
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