Definitions

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  • adj. Not seized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not seized; not apprehended; not taken. In law, not possessed; not put in possession: as, unseized of land.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ seized

Examples

  • But the seized-up credit markets won't be unseized by trying to induce debtors to cling to houses they now see as throwing good money after bad.

    The Fed Can't Fix Home Prices

  • What got us here was taking on the hard problems and working like crazy, day in and day out, week in and week out, and challenging the American people and challenging the elite leaders of all the major sectors of our society to think about unmet problems and unseized opportunities.

    Remarks By The President To Majority 2000 In Massachusetts

  • I have urged Congress to give the trade authority the President has traditionally had to advance our prosperity, and I've asked them to approve the Caribbean Basin Initiative and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act because we have special responsibilities and special opportunities in the Caribbean and in Africa that have gone too long unseized.

    Foreign Policy Speech

  • There are still vulnerable people; there are still unseized opportunities.

    Remarks By President At Reception For Regina Montoya Coggins

  • The story of Calabar is one of the most thrilling in the history of missions, yet through it also there runs an undercurrent of tragedy -- the tragedy of unseized opportunities and unfulfilled hopes.

    Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary

  • Fighting is a soldier's profession, and the peculiar opportunities afforded by a siege, for the acquirement of fame and distinction, were too rare to be let pass unseized.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • That the most ingenious efforts and devices had ended in success only after such delay made it all the more necessary that no straw must remain unseized on.

    T. Tembarom

  • I would not say that Mr. Sothern's Hamlet is the only Hamlet, for there are still, no doubt, "points in Hamlet's soul unseized by the Germans yet."

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

  • One of the commissioners told me the real hitch was the terms on which the Dominion should assume the Crown Colony's small public debt; so the chance passed unseized.

    The Canadian Commonwealth

  • French did both, and took all of this part of the world they could find unseized by Europe, and tamable, at not too great a shedding of French blood.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

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