Definitions

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  • adj. Not having been run.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ run, the past participle of run.

Examples

  • Someone left something undone, someone dreamt dreams unfulfilled, someone left a course unrun, someone's thoughts were stirred, then stilled.

    APED: "porlock"

  • Yea, the life unlived and the races unrun they slew.

    The Agamemnon of Aeschylus Translated into English Rhyming Verse with Explanatory Notes

  • Players who make mistakes run laps, a welcome change from the Romeo Crennel regime, when enough punishment laps went unrun to make up a marathon of leniency.

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  • This leaning on 'reaction' in the naturalist account implies that, whenever we intellectualize a relatively pure experience, we ought to do so for the sake of redescending to the purer or more concrete level again; and that if an intellect stays aloft among its abstract terms and generalized relations, and does not reinsert itself with its conclusions into some particular point of the immediate stream of life, it fails to finish out its function and leaves its normal race unrun.

    A Pluralistic Universe Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy

  • Cautious, indeed -- with that giant of Pytchley fame running neck to neck by him; cautious -- with two-thirds of the course unrun, and all the yawners yet to come; cautious -- with the blood of Forest King lashing to boiling heat, and the wondrous greyhound stride stretching out faster and faster beneath him, ready at a touch to break away and take the lead; but he would be reckless enough by and by; reckless, as his nature was, under the indolent serenity of habit.

    Under Two Flags

  • Cautious, indeed, -- with that giant of Pytchley fame running neck to neck by him; cautious, -- with two-thirds of the course unrun, and all the yawners yet to come; cautious, -- with the blood of Forest King lashing to boiling heat, and the wondrous greyhound stride stretching out faster and faster beneath him, ready at a touch to break away and take the lead: but he would be reckless enough by-and-by; reckless, as his nature was, under the indolent serenity of habit.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

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