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  • adj. Not attempted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not attempted; not tried; not essayed; not undertaken.
  • Not subjected to a trial or test; not tried, as by temptation.


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un- +‎ attempted


  • People will be looking, instead, at what could have been done about obvious problems [with seemingly obvious, but as yet unattempted, solutions] and asking why we've seen such a limited, uncoordinated response to so serious a crisis.

    CNN Poll: Blame for recession shifting from GOP to Democrats

  • Democracy, that dangerous, paradoxical and mostly unattempted ideal, sees that the self is insufficient, dependent for definition on otherness, and chooses not only to accept that but to celebrate it, to stake everything on it.

    Jacob Wren reads Carl Wilson by way of a digression

  • “Now, Heaven send his lordship may have judiciously considered all the risks which he is sure to encounter on this charmed ground, and resolved to leave his adventure unattempted,” said Miss Mowbray.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • The writer shrunk, however, from filling up, in this particular, the sketch as it was originally traced; nor did he venture to resume, in continuation, the subject which he had left unattempted in the original work.

    The Abbot

  • Elspat was now really alarmed, and perhaps wished the fatal deceit had been left unattempted.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • “Could I,” replied he, with much emotion, “hope any thing, I might say, would have any influence, no intreaty would be unattempted on this occasion.”

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • To name the various articles by their appropriate names, would be to attempt things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme; besides that the old-fashioned terms of manteaus, sacques, kissing-strings, and so forth, would convey but little information even to the milliners of the present day.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • That shuttle crew and the ground crew are embodying the motto Cook chose when he was honoured by the King: leave nothing unattempted.

    Good luck all...

  • After this letter, you will believe, that I could have very little hopes, that an application directly to my father would stand me in any stead: but I thought it became me to write, were it but to acquit myself to myself, that I have left nothing unattempted that has the least likelihood to restore me to his favour.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • They have done feats themselves, unattempted, or at least unperformed by others.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman


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