Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not acquired; not gained.

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Examples

  • There were two: failing to finish da nobble, or even work on it significantly, which was more a failure of the as yet unacquired skill of matching my expectations to my abilities.

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  • There were two: failing to finish da nobble, or even work on it significantly, which was more a failure of the as yet unacquired skill of matching my expectations to my abilities.

    2006 Year In Review Meme

  • Sellars (1963, 132) thought the classical empiricist given was an inconsistent triad of three claims: (1) being appeared to as if there were something red entails non-inferentially knowing that one is appeared red to, (2) the ability to be appeared to is unacquired, and (3) the ability to know facts of the form x is F is acquired.

    Clarence Irving Lewis

  • The art of reading well is one of those rare accomplishments which all wish to possess, a few think they have, while others who see and believe that it is not the unacquired gift of genius, labour to obtain it, and it will be found that excellence in this, as in everything else of value, is the result of well-directed effort, and the reward of unremitting industry.

    The Canadian Elocutionist

  • Repairing to Bharadwaja, he asked the Rishi about the truths of the science of Profit, -- saying, -- How can an unacquired object be acquired?

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • We justify or criticize the characters of other writers by our memory and experience, and pronounce them natural or unnatural; but he seems to have worked in the very stuff of which memory and experience are made, and we recognize his truth to Nature by an innate and unacquired sympathy, as if he alone possessed the secret of the "ideal form and universal mould," and embodied generic types rather than individuals.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • To those who have never tried to realize the working of divine grace in the hearts of the pure and virtuous, Gerald Griffin would now seem to have nothing more to wish for, no unacquired honor to enkindle a new aspiration, no need of money to compel him once more to write for a living.

    Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886

  • 'The child's mind ... with reference to all unacquired knowledge ... stands in precisely the attitude of the experimenters and discoverers of riper years.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 6, June, 1862 Devoted To Literature and National Policy

  • The Frenchman, an envious, disappointed artist, had had in his mind a bloodless duel, to give a fillip to an unacquired fame.

    The Trespasser, Complete

  • The Frenchman, an envious, disappointed artist, had had in his mind a bloodless duel, to give a fillip to an unacquired fame.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

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