Definitions

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  • adjective Not attained.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ attained

Examples

  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2005 was awarded to "the father of quantum optics", Roy Glauber, along with John Hall and Theodor Hänsch, who achieved a previously unattained precision in laser spectroscopy.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics

  • The Blackbirds (27-5) won the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament titles, established the longest current winning streak in the country (13 games) and restored the program to a level unattained since the 1951 point-shaving scandals.

    A Long Way for LIU

  • I am pained to know that whatever feelings or ideas I may have will ultimately suffer grammatical confines; however, I am equally pleased to discover a new word (possibly from another language) that holds a previously unattained meaning.

    National Grammar Day 2010: Ten More Common Grammar Myths, Debunked « Motivated Grammar

  • This was true, but also significant, because by trotting out the figure of 20%, he created an expectation and sound byte that will come back to haunt him and the Chinese currency at the end of the summer if unattained.

    Diane Francis: Chinese Cheating

  • It was the hope for something far greater and, inexcusably, still unattained.

    Anat Shenker-Osorio: One Economy That Works for All

  • This was true, but also significant, because by trotting out the figure of 20%, he created an expectation and sound byte that will come back to haunt him and the Chinese currency at the end of the summer if unattained.

    Diane Francis: Chinese Cheating

  • It was the hope for something far greater and, inexcusably, still unattained.

    Anat Shenker-Osorio: One Economy That Works for All

  •  Sarah Sallee, the strawberry-blond daughter of Mrs. Phelps, the sixth grade teacher at Garrett Elementary, was a lofty and unattained love of mine.

    The Impossible Division by Zero

  • Within the span of these twelve years of revolution, we sprang up from the pits of inhumanity were we had stagnated since the 15th century to the - yet unattained but now foreseeable "" possibilities of genuine human brotherhood and sisterhood [19].

    A Giant Step for Mankind Made in Ha��ti

  • He plans to redistribute the wealth via legislation because it is an "unattained civil right" for those who do not have wealth to take it from those who create it.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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