Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been interred; unburied.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ interred

Examples

  • Then he set forward with the greatest part of his army, and in his march casually fell in with several dead bodies still uninterred, of those soldiers who were slain with Triarius in his unfortunate engagement with Mithridates; these he buried splendidly and honorably.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • I had good reason, therefore, to keep the natives at a distance here, at a time, too, when the bodies of six white men were said to be still uninterred in this neighbourhood.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • The natives resisted these abuses, and a certain Dagóhoy, whose brother's body had been left uninterred to decompose by the priest's orders, organized a revenge party, and swore to pay the priest in his own coin.

    The Philippine Islands

  • When passing the same road next day, the priest found ravenous, starved dogs making a horrid meal on the carcasses of this uninterred family.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • The woman died, and so poor were the people of the locality, that for want of a few boards to make a coffin, she remained uninterred for eight days.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • But it is impossible for one, or in the course of one trial, to enumerate the means which were employed to undermine the power of this state, the arsenals which were demolished, the temples sold or profaned, the citizens banished or murdered, and those whose dead bodies were impiously left uninterred.

    Against Eratosthenes

  • As for Tasper Britt, in sitting room or hall, on the street or on the lawn of the Harndens, he was ignored as completely, yet sweetly, as if he were an innocuous dweller in the so-called Fourth Dimension -- to be seen through -- even walked through -- a mere shade, uninterred, unhonored, and unwarranted.

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • Leave the corpse uninterred, the bride at the altar;

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

  • She let him lie uninterred for five days, and on the sixth day, not knowing what else to do, she buried him in her own head.

    Fables

  • Mr. Barmby started himself in the dream of his uninterred passion for the maiden: he chased it, seized it, hurled it hence, as a present sacrilege: -- constantly, and at the pitch of our highest devotion to serve, are we assailed by the tempter!

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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