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  • n. Failure to arrive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Failure to arrive.


non- +‎ arrival (Wiktionary)


  • The letters which he addressed during this period to the Committee, shew how deeply he felt the disappointment, caused by the nonarrival of any caravan from the interior, by the return of which, he might have proceeded upon the ultimate object of his mission.

    Travels in Nubia

  • Still, there was the small chance that the nonarrival of their skipper at his usual stops would be noted by his fellows, hence the watch.

    The Golden Torc

  • But it would be eight days or more before in distant Ferrok-Shahn the nonarrival of the _Planetara_ would cause any real comment.

    Brigands of the Moon

  • They would probably be distracted at his nonarrival, but -- this was business, too.

    Flowing Gold

  • Two levels which I left at Balt. for repair are now on the way having been expected for nearly a month; their nonarrival however will not retard our operations as we have one in good order and while awaiting the arrival of the others, I shall employ the party unprovided with a level in surveying the tract.

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. II

  • Some delay was occasioned by the nonarrival of my gallant Texas Rangers, who formed part of the body under my own immediate orders.

    How it was : four years among the Rebels, by

  • Troubles soon followed the marriage, in the nonarrival of the money; and after five weeks in Edinburgh, where Hogg had joined the Shelleys, followed by a little over a week in York, the need became so pressing that Shelley felt obliged to take a hurried journey to his uncle's at Cuckfield, in order to try and mollify his father; in this he did not succeed.

    Mrs Shelley

  • Troubles soon followed the marriage, in the nonarrival of the money; and after five weeks in

    Mrs. Shelley

  • No portion of the narrative vexed him except the nonarrival of the messengers, and the probability that some time must yet elapse ere Heinz could sheathe his sword.

    In the Fire of the Forge — Volume 08


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