Definitions

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  • adj. Impossible to procure; unobtainable.

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  • adj. not capable of being obtained

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ procurable.

Examples

  • But it needed desperate courage to kill yourself in a world where firearms, or any quick and certain poison, were completely unprocurable.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Consequently his excellent version is caviaire to the general — practically unprocurable.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If they are unprocurable in your district you can improvise by attaching a small square of waxed paper to the end of the handle of a wooden spoon, using a dab of royal icing.

    Icing Equipment...

  • Hesiod, who not only tell lies but bad lies; stories about Uranus and Saturn, which are immoral as well as false, and which should never be spoken of to young persons, or indeed at all; or, if at all, then in a mystery, after the sacrifice, not of an Eleusinian pig, but of some unprocurable animal.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • But if there is an absolute necessity for their mention, a chosen few might hear them in a mystery, and they should sacrifice not a common [Eleusinian] pig, but some huge and unprocurable victim; and then the number of the hearers will be very few indeed.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • While he lay helpless and suffering representatives of the police force visited the spot and the sick man was taken by steamer to a hospital, where he passed away — peradventure, in antagonism to his own personal belief, to that “good place” fancied by some of his countrymen, where tucker is plentiful and opium and rum unprocurable.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Old Pete continued to press for his plan until the second week in March, when he concluded that the animals and forage were unprocurable.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Furniture was unprocurable, furnished flats commanded a price beyond their income, which was now taxed to a bare wage.

    The Complete Stories

  • Many articles required for the camps would be crude, and some were unprocurable in a region deprived of imports; but Washington found he could count on everything the New England Colonies could supply.

    Washington

  • He had energy and a ready tongue and gave promise of as good an administration as could be expected where almost everything a Quartermaster sought was crude and costly or unprocurable.

    Washington

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