Definitions

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  • adj. Not promised.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not promised or engaged; uncovenanted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not promised in marriage

Etymologies

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un- +‎ promised

Examples

  • But in the meantime, ghettoized and shtetlized, they lived in their own unpromised, compromised world.

    The Chosen Peoples

  • Even the unpromised, the unexpected, will come to you.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • After that welcome appearance as the messenger with the olive-branch, which was an unpromised favour of fortune, Tito had other commissions to fulfil of a more premeditated character.

    Romola

  • Had Horace been consulted, he would have been found to direct only what should be comprised in the proposition, not how it should be expressed; and to have commended Homer in opposition to a meaner poet, not for the gradual elevation of his diction, but the judicious expansion of his plan; for displaying unpromised events, not for producing unexpected elegancies.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • CHAPTER X. "Dear Hasty-Pudding, what unpromised joy

    Satanstoe

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