Definitions

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  • adj. Not sown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a piece of ground) not have a crop sown on it

Etymologies

un- +‎ sown (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most extreme followers of this path would wear the most rudimentary, unsown clothes and basic sandals, and their only possession would be a wooden begging bowl.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Note 133: PS 85; Proto-Bantu * - céd - "clean"; PNECB "land readied for planting"; PR "prepared but unsown land"; e.g.,

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • This year, in Sitapur district, outside the state capital of Lucknow, swathes of farmland have been left unsown because of the drought.

    India's Sugar Crop Wilts Amid Drought

  • This year, in Sitapur district, outside state capital Lucknow, vast swathes of farmland have been left unsown with only patches of grass and shrubs visible as many farmers decided not to plant any crop because of truant rains.

    Uttar Pradesh Farmers Among Worst Hit by Drought

  • After this the earth shoots up from the sea, and it is green and fair, and the fields bear unsown, and gods and men shall be alive again, and sit in fair halls, and talk of old tales and the tidings that happened aforetime.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • I remember the devotion of your youth, the love of your betrothal, how you were willing to follow me into the desert, through an unknown, unsown land.

    The Relationship between the People and God

  • So they upped anchor and headed south, leaving their wooden crosses, which soon rotted, their unsown fields, and their cattle.

    Dream State

  • The three began at once to tell the astonished mother all their charming plans, and the family party gave themselves up to the pleasure of chatting and weaving a romance, in which it is so pleasant to enjoy future happiness, and to store the unsown harvest.

    Two Poets

  • Not less than four-fifths of the ground remain unsown; but as the quantity of Dhourra produced is, generally, sufficient not only for their own consumption, but also for the supply of others, they never think of making any provisions for increasing it, notwithstanding that when the inundation is not copious, or only partial (no one remembers its ever failing entirely), they suffer all the miseries of want.

    Travels in Nubia

  • You must make me boots that will wear for a year, neither losing shape nor coming unsown.

    What Men Live By, and other tales

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