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- adj. Not sellable.
- n. Something that cannot be sold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. impossible to sell
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Along the way, I've been treated to lousy herring by Gary Shteyngart, regaled with unprintable, really yucky stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, upbraided for a really dumb reason by Jeffrey Eugenides, and had my debut novel rejected as "unsaleable" by an agent about a year after it had already been sold.
"unsaleable" food items are collected as a part of the nationwide charitable program aimed at bolstering food bank supplies and reducing retail food waste.
Leavings of dog's flesh, putrid and unsaleable, flung to us by the mocking butchers; MINARI, a water-cress gathered from stagnant pools of slime; spoiled KIMCHI that would revolt the stomachs of peasants and that could be smelled a mile.
I really don't care about the banks being left with unsaleable properties; the people are a little more important, wouldn't you think? tpn
Was it fair that some villagers' properties had been made unsaleable by the site's proximity?
And we had started renovating our house just long enough to demolish half and make it unlivable and unsaleable.
Sure, some indie books are unsaleable and some indie authors unprofessional, but you'll find unsaleable product and unprofessional behavior in any industry, including the legacy publishing world itself.
The myth of Jack Smith that has emerged tells us of a man who is by today's standards politically incorrect; unsaleable; indulgent in camp Orientalism; the lord of a subversive underground that is no more.
But if it permits persons to remain in their homes without paying or if it permits abandoned homes to remain unsaleable, it is a bad thing.
But inventory can go "bad," become out-dated, unsaleable, time - or weather-worn.
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