from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lack of finish; incompleteness.


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  • They rose with fear, and left th 'unfinish'd feast,

    The Aeneid English

  • To leave th 'unfinish'd fight, and storm the town:

    The Aeneid English

  • Port Said is a rambling town, whose half brick, half timber buildings have a general air of dilapidation and unfinish which is depressing.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt

  • _ Vhilerffom thy lips th 'unfinish'd accents fall,.

    Poetics; Or a Series of Poems and Disquisitions on Poetry ...

  • The muttering verse the 'unfinish'd birth delay'd.

    Ovid's Metamorphoses, tr. by dr. Garth, and others

  • I tried six “finished” and two unfinish stories, divided equally between my SF and F writing.

    Hitting the Target « Whatever

  • (Is there not often something in the very neglect, unfinish, careless nudity, slovenly hiatus, coming from intrinsic genius, and not ‘put on, ’ that secretly pleases the soul more than the wrought and re-wrought polish of the most perfect verse?)

    Robert Burns as Poet and Person. November Boughs

  • They begin in silence, and go quietly on to their unfinish, and leave you steeped in an interest which is life-long, whereas a story whose end you know soon perishes from your mind.

    Roman Holidays, and Others

  • The house was still in a raw state of unfinish, though it seemed to have been lived in for a year at least.

    Ragged Lady — Volume 1

  • This whole way of viewing childhood, this regretful retrospect of its vanished joys, this infatuated apotheosis of doughiness and rank unfinish, this fearful looking-for of dread old age, is low, gross, material, utterly unworthy of a sublime manhood, utterly false to



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