American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not mourned or wept for: the unwept dead.
- adj. Not yet shed: unwept tears.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not wept for; not lamented; not mourned.
- Not shed; not wept: as, unwept tears.
- un- + wept (Wiktionary)
“unhonored and unsung" but also "unwept": not a single friend nor relative followed his wasted body to its final resting place.”
“I will pass into oblivion, to the vile dust from whence I sprung, unwept, unhonored, and unsung. . .”
“The Aryan gene-pool dies, ‘unwept, unhonored and unsung.’”
“To all the race of Cadmus shall this be proclaimed, that whosoe'er is caught decking his corpse with wreaths or giving it burial, shall be requited with death; unwept, unburied let him lie, a prey to birds.”
“And there I lie one time upon the strand, another in the salt sea's surge, drifting ever up and down upon the billows, unwept, unburied; but now am I hovering o'er the head of my dear mother Hecuba, a disembodied spirit, keeping my airy station these three days, ever since my poor mother came from Troy to linger here in”
“A pale light, rising in the outer air, fell straight upon the bed; and on it, plundered and bereft, unwatched, unwept, uncared for, was the body of this man.”
“It was but a few days after the poor mother had gone to her lonely burying-place; and was laid, unwept and disregarded, in a vault full of strangers.”
“Priya cupped her hands in emulation of the Merciful One's offering bowl, and dipped her face toward her hands, to show the spilling of sorrow, tears unwept.”
“If you're still going for that job or drawing that picture when your eyes burn with unwept tears, today is your day.”
““The wretch, concentered all in self,” wrote Sir Walter Scott in 1805, might get “power and pelf” but would wind up “unwept, unhonored and unsung.””
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