Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not defaced; not deprived of its form; not disfigured.

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  • adjective Not having been defaced.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ defaced

Examples

  • I don't want a nice hardback book (that could just end up as a valuable first edition one day, who knows) complete with electronic gadgetry and when I checked on the handful of Morpurgo paperbacks I had chosen and found the same, I put them all back on the shelf and walked round to WHS for undefaced copies.

    A book I almost bought...

  • “Do not fear it,” said Lucy, when upon one occasion a hint of such suspicion escaped her lover; “the mirrors which receive the reflection of all successive objects are framed of hard materials like glass or steel; the softer substances, when they receive an impression, retain it undefaced.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • I don't want a nice hardback book (that could just end up as a valuable first edition one day, who knows) complete with electronic gadgetry and when I checked on the handful of Morpurgo paperbacks I had chosen and found the same, I put them all back on the shelf and walked round to WHS for undefaced copies.

    A book I almost bought...

  • I don't want a nice hardback book (that could just end up as a valuable first edition one day, who knows) complete with electronic gadgetry and when I checked on the handful of Morpurgo paperbacks I had chosen and found the same, I put them all back on the shelf and walked round to WHS for undefaced copies.

    52 entries from October 2006

  • Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; whether those of Brazil, where the powers of Life are predominant, or those of Tierra del Fuego, where Death and decay prevail.

    "Our Voyage having come to an end..."

  • Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; whether those of Brazil, where the powers of Life are predominant, or those of Tierra del Fuego, where Death and decay prevail.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; whether those of Brazil, where the powers of Life are predominant, or those of Tierra del Fuego, where Death and Decay prevail.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man; whether those of Brazil, where the powers of Life are predominant, or those of Tierra del Fuego, where Death and Decay prevail.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • With these they were something perswaded, and prevailed upon by the same person, to permit him to carry away all that were left undefaced, by which means, the writings the church hath now came to be preserved.

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • The monument of Francis the Second, Duke of Bretagne, and father to Anne of Bretagne, the Queen of France, is one of the most magnificent of the kind in France, and from this circumstance, I suppose, has been suffered to survive the Revolution undefaced.

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

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