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  • adv. In an unrequited manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without reciprocation.


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  • By then, he was a pillar of the scientific establishment, a tall, striking figure with, as he put it, “two unrequitedly bushy eyebrows” and nostrils with “horse-hair bursts of an old Edwardian sofa.”


  • Her bodyguard Guin, who has protected and loved her unrequitedly for fifty years, detests his beloved having to marry a man not of her choosing.

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  • But I spot a small logical error … AQA appears to be answering why fools fall unrequitedly in love, not in love at all.

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  • By the time they reach senior year, Joy is starting to feel a nagging discomfort in their relationship: she still loves him as unrequitedly as always, but she cannot deny the way the relationship isolates her.

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  • There was no reproach in his shuddering sobs; only sorrow, only the desolation and eternal heart-ache of that which loves mightily, unrequitedly, and realizes that all it desires can never, never be.

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  • In this mood she sought out Arbaces, presenting herself as one loving unrequitedly, and seeking in sorrow the aid of wisdom.

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  • I have toiled for you most unrequitedly -- I have not had my reward.

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  • So about 2 or so months ago I got in a fight with the girl I have been unrequitedly in love with, and made a commitment to myself that if she shows no real sign of caring about me then I would give up.

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  • Despite locals 'fears of aliens and monsters like him, Urp really just wants to save the world, and maybe to fall in love-tragically, unrequitedly, with winsome waitress Tammy (Jenni Baird).


  • There's the love triangle - or possibly quadrangle - involving Sam, the nice, non-fanged but possibly still supernatural bar owner, who unrequitedly loves Sookie, and Sookie's hilarious best friend Tara, who is quite mortal, but also mortally rude and offensive, and who unrequitedly loves dopey Jason.



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