Definitions

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  • adj. Not given a pension.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not pensioned; not rewarded by a pension: as, an unpensioned soldier.
  • Not kept in pay; not held in dependence by a pension.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ pensioned

Examples

  • Thus it was that, unpensioned and in the shadow of disgrace, Uncle

    The Foolish Lovers

  • “Mrs. Howard is so concerned about you, and so angry at me for not writing to you, and at Mrs. Blount for not doing the same, that I am piqued with jealousy and envy at you, and hate you as much as if you had a place at Court, which you will confess a proper cause of envy and hatred, in any poet, militant or unpensioned.”

    Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)

  • I think that, had Johnson unpensioned been asked by the Ministry to write these pamphlets, he would have written them.

    Life Of Johnson

  • And it wrung her heart to think of the Squire's old servants thrust out in their old age, unpensioned, uncared for.

    Vixen, Volume II.

  • Page 162 vacant harbors and idle water-power, to the dreary absence of shipping and manufactories, to our unpensioned soldiers of the revolution, to the millions of living monuments of ignorance, to the poverty of the whites, and to the wretchedness of the blacks.

    The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It

  • At a distance the 'Liverpool' or 'London of West Africa,' as the lieges wildly entitle it, is not unpicturesque; but the style of beauty is that of a baronial castle on the Rhine with an unpensioned proprietor, ruinous and tumbledown.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I

  • It will, no doubt, surprize many of the present age, and be a just cause of triumph to them, if they find that what Roscommon and Oxford attempted in vain, shall be carried into execution, in the most masterly manner, by a private gentleman, unassisted, and unpensioned.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Gay dies unpensioned with a hundred friends; observes that this opera was a piece of satire, which hits all tastes and degrees of men, from those of the highest quality to the very rabble.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • For if your wife were paid for her work, the work of bearing and bringing up children, a real wage, a money wage, so that it became an attractive profession instead of being as it is now an unpaid profession, an unpensioned profession, and therefore a precarious and dishonoured profession, your own slavery would be lightened. [

    Three Guineas

  • They knew I must travel by post, and that a title was less weighty for the horses than a pension of six thousand livres; so they lightened me of that, and I come unpensioned to your majesty. "

    Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends

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