Definitions

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  • adj. Not recompensed; unrewarded.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not recompensed, rewarded, or requited.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ recompensed

Examples

  • When they're not ignored completely, they're expected to provide tireless but unrecompensed support for people who matter more than them, as babysitters, carers or shoulders to cry on.

    Another Year, same old witch-hunt

  • But Spitzer could have engaged in perfectly legal sadomasochism (which might explain the reference to dangerous behavior), or had consensual, unrecompensed sex (apart from paid companionship) with his hirelings.

    Jeff Norman: How Blago and Spitzer are Connected

  • In the physiocratic model, economic rent was derived from unrecompensed work done by Nature since in setting food prices, cultivators take in account their labor and expenses as well as the surplus value contributed by the fertility of the soil.

    Biophysical economics

  • We are here in a case where I may either live or die; but I would not willingly die an ungrateful man, or leave, so far as the Saints may place it in my power, either a friend or an enemy unrecompensed.

    Quentin Durward

  • John Kerry, running for president in the immediate wake of Abu Ghraib — and perhaps remembering his own unrecompensed temerity in calling attention, as a young returning vet, to war crimes in Vietnam — hardly mentioned it.

    Frozen Scandal

  • When victory had been fully secured, we withdrew to our own shores unrecompensed save in the consciousness of duty done. 3

    Calvin Coolidge: Inaugural Address

  • When victory had been fully secured, we withdrew to our own shores unrecompensed save in the consciousness of duty done.

    United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches

  • She meant that her sufferings would perhaps not go unrecompensed.

    Tristram of Blent An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House

  • "I knocked at every door in Old Cavendish Street, not unrecompensed for the present pain by the remembrances of the different characters of voice and countenance with which my question was answered in all gradations, from gentle and hospitable kindness to downright brutality."

    In a Green Shade A Country Commentary

  • For two hours did that wretched man prosecute his unhallowed calling, unrecompensed, and going round and round the court, apparently under the impression that it was some other place, while Melons surveyed him from an adjoining fence with calm satisfaction.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)

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