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  • adj. That has not been shed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not parted or divided, as the hair.
  • adj. Not spilt, or made to flow, as blood or tears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not divided; unparted, as the hair. Not shed; not spilled: as, blood unshed.


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  • She lay there, her stomach churning and her eyes stinging with unshed tears.

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  • She grits her teeth against the pain, unshed tears glittering in her eyes.

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  • What about Dilly? she cried, eyes wide, glittering with unshed tears.

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  • She looked back up at him and her eyes were shining with unshed tears.

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  • Saxon, with a sudden rush of happy, unshed tears, held one of the little shirts up to his lips.


  • Her brother, off to preschool this year, anxiously boarded the bus, then stopped, looked back and waved goodbye with a hint of an unshed tear lurking behind his lashes.

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  • The unshed tears burned my eyes, and I turned away from him and went to sleep.

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  • The sweat of my fear stung the cut on my head, my eyes burned with rage and unshed tears, and a wretchedness of shame at my own stupid ignorance.

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  • "I'll lick you to-morrow," he heard Cheese-Face promise; and he heard his own voice, piping and trembling with unshed tears, agreeing to be there on the morrow.

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  • When the simple ceremony was over, Frona kissed Lucile; but Lucile felt that there was a subtle something wanting, and her eyes filled with unshed tears.

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