Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not scratched; not torn.
- adj. Not scratched
“He discretely slid the coin from the slot and studied its features: It was unscratched, pristine.”
“I'd like to see anyone try holding my mothers cat down to try and trim her claws and come away unscratched and unbitten.”
“A result of a sexual itch left too long unscratched?”
“He heaped more praise on himself for coming through the battle unscratched despite the rounds through his coat and his horses.”
“I have had my balloon catch fire in mid air, I have hung on the cornice of a ten-story house, I have dropped like a bullet for six hundred feet when a parachute was slow in opening; but never have I felt so weak and faint and sick as when I staggered toward the unscratched boy and gripped him by the arm.”
“And when we grow up we continue the trend of leaving no itch unscratched, no thirst unquenched, rarely asking ourselves what hole has opened up inside that is so bottomless that no matter what we shove inside it cannot be filled.”
“And I think it's very clear that, although the plane was designed for these kinds of emergency landings, the captain's skill was really what gave us 231 passengers who walked away unscratched.”
“The journalists are starting to throw some punches, but the unscratched non-candidate is refusing to step into the ring.”
“Anders W. Berthelsen stars as Jonas, a forensics photographer who is involved in a traffic accident that sends a young woman into a coma, but leaves Jonas and his family unscratched.”
“For LPs, look for things like more obscure Rolling Stones and Beatles records in their original sleeve and unscratched, says Ms. Tucci.”
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