Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not requitable; not capable of being requited, recompensed, repaid, or the like.

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Examples

  • Yet after the abbatis abbatoir of Verdun and the unrequitable shame of 1940 the French turned to Indochine and Algerie with equally unrequited cran -- for identity-ratification -- for purification in battle, win or lose.

    Michael Vlahos: Mon General McChrystal

  • For benefits oblige, and obligation is thraldom, and unrequitable obligation perpetual thraldom, which is to one’s equal, hateful.

    Chapter XI. Of the Difference of Manners

  • But the curse came to some here and some there -- the curse of an unrequitable passion.

    The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance

  • But though Father Bernard, ` not being of the world, worldly, 'may despise the costly masterpiece produced by the arts — perchance the magic of the East, — he cannot be indifferent to the unrequitable generosity that has remitted to us the holy standard of

    Tales of Glauber-Spa

  • And so far from unrequitable, that they are designed by the wily caliph to purchase the services of the emperor against the

    Tales of Glauber-Spa

  • For benefits oblige; and obligation is thraldom; and unrequitable obligation, perpetual thraldom; which is to one's equal, hateful.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • Once upon a time there was a girl in unrequitable (but not unrequited) love with her boss.

    Feministing

  • "Once upon a time there was a girl in unrequitable love (but not unrequited) love with her boss," and wondered whether there might be a problem with Daly and sexual harassment.

    The Times Today's News

  • But on issues from poverty to Palestine, they have imposed a paradigm of morality, ethics and occasional absolutism that tends to neglect society's most pressing problems or turn them into unrequitable anthems.

    NYT > Global Home

  • For if I had not received of her ... those unrequitable favours, I had not thus idly toyed. "

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia

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