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  • adjective Not previously walked, not previously explored or investigated.

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  • adjective lacking pathways


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  • So he stood waist-deep in the grass and looked regretfully across the rolling savannah and the soft-swelling foothills to the Lion's Head, a massive peak of rock that upreared into the azure from the midmost centre of Guadalcanar, a landmark used for bearings by every coasting mariner, a mountain as yet untrod by the foot of a white man.

    Chapter 23 2010

  • Though I stay behind, my eyes can follow you from this night's landmark along the stretch, on to the city avenues, up the highways, tracing the twists of the bypaths, clambering untrod trails of wilderness and mountain, on, on, till out upon the sea.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters 2010

  • Chosen the road well traveled by, rather than the untrod pathway.

    Write On Wednesday – Risky Business « Becca’s Byline 2010

  • The speaker then reveals that he especially prefers the "streets untrod by crooked thoughts," which are "vile-born" and "unkind."

    Archive 2009-03-01 Rus Bowden 2009

  • Eager to weave freedom's quilt along a path untrod

    Woman of Her Quest 2007

  • Adrian should fade from the earth like a flower in an untrod mountain-path, fruitless?

    The Last Man 2003

  • Friendship, hand in hand with admiration, tenderness and respect, built a bower of delight in my heart, late rough as an untrod wild in

    The Last Man 2003

  • In July 1969 one-quarter of the population of the world watched on live television while Neil Armstrong brought his space module Eagle down to the Sea of Tranquility, slowly climbed down a ladder and pressed his left boot into the untrod surface of the moon.

    Vp Al Gore Harvard Commencement Speech ITY National Archives 1994

  • None of us will ever forget those grainy images of our astronauts pressing their boots down and planting an American flag on the untrod surface of the moon.

    Vp Gore At White House Environmental Tech Conference ITY National Archives 1994

  • None dared venture far along this passage, till one, bolder than the rest, taking his courage in both hands, went gingerly down the way so long untrod by human foot.

    Stories of the Border Marches Jeanie Lang


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