Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not bestowed; not given, granted, or conferred; not disposed of.

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  • adjective Not bestowed; ungiven.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ bestowed

Examples

  • He came home with this secret, never changing burden of his unknown, unbestowed self torturing him.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • It pained her to think that such a treasure above price was destined to remain unsought, unbestowed.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl

  • When the boat brought us back to the wharf, there were the rest of my flowers unbestowed, and upon whom should I bestow them?

    Lady Baltimore

  • He had entered Saint Werner's as a sizar, he left it as a Fellow, and not "With academic laurels unbestowed."

    Julian Home

  • He knows that a love so eternal, so free, so strong, in the breast of such a God and Saviour, can leave nothing unbestowed, which divine wisdom perceives to be for his true good.

    True courage : a discourse commemorative of Lieut. General Thomas J. Jackson,

  • They shut up the narrow cranny through which it might have come, and so He has to turn from them, bearing it away unbestowed, like some man who goes out in the morning with his seed-basket full, and finds the whole field where he would fain have sown covered already with springing weeds or encumbered with hard rock, and has to bring back the germs of possible life to bless and fertilise some other soil.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • ------ with academic laurels unbestowed; and that this bare and bald counterfeit of poetry, which is characterized as below criticism, should for nearly twenty years have well-nigh engrossed criticism, as the main, if not the only, butt of review, magazine, pamphlet, poem, and paragraph; this is indeed matter of wonder.

    Biographia Literaria

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