Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been restored

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not restored; not given back.
  • Not restored to a former, and especially a better, state: as, unrestored health; unrestored to favor.
  • In the fine arts, remaining, as a work of art, in the condition in which its author left it, save for damage of time, from the elements, etc. Compare restoration, 2.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ restored

Examples

  • An "unrestored" copy of Action Comics #1 (1938), the first appearance of Superman, is expected to sell for $400,000.

    Boing Boing

  • Warners somehow managed to get through six Looney Tunes DVD collections and almost more than 300 restored cartoons without including a single cartoon from this series an "unrestored" print of "Hippety Hopper" is included as a bonus on volume 6, making it the least-appreciated of WB's successful cartoon series.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • An "unrestored" copy of Action Comics #1 (1938), the first appearance of Superman, is expected to sell for

    Dogmatic

  • Warners somehow managed to get through six Looney Tunes DVD collections and almost 300 restored cartoons without including a single cartoon from this series (an "unrestored" print of "Hippety Hopper" is included as a bonus on volume 6), making it the least-appreciated of WB's successful cartoon series.

    Something Old, Nothing New

  • The missing limbs and head of the unrestored, Roman "Torso of a Draped Female" seem utterly dispensable when the sculpture is seen in the company of "The Poet's Anguish" 1914-15, one of many enigmatic paintings in which de Chirico crowns an armless classical statue with a metaphysical mannequin's head.

    A Dialogue Across Centuries

  • • With less than five days until the end of the auction, the top bid for that unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 is $277,300.

    Food or Comics | A roundup of money-related news | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • A century ago, Mahbub Ali Khan, the super-rich ruler of Hyderabad, asked Rolls to build him a yellow "throne car" with silver fittings and a glass cabin enclosing a personal perch upholstered in silk brocade unrestored, above.

    Travel News: Inspirato, The Berkeley, Cartier's Concours d'Elegance India

  • For seven years following 9/11, Ground Zero lay cleared of ruins but unrestored, a 16-acre arena for an epic bureaucratic struggle between developers, state and federal agencies, the governors of New York and New Jersey, insurers and the families of those killed.

    Humble 9/11 hero relives tale of the twin towers for tourists

  • The other is “The Enterprise”, powered by an Indian Scout, unrestored and also gets ridden by Frank, in shorts, with beer on him, or in him!

    1930 Art Deco Henderson

  • If Congress takes back the money, Louisiana officials estimate 19,000 homes statewide -- including 7,000 in Orleans Parish -- will go unrestored.

    Chris Kromm: Will Congress Take Money From Katrina Victims to Pay for BP Spill Costs?

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