Definitions

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  • adj. Not spelled.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unspell.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • With a final suggestion that the woman eat and drink what was on the table and then complete her journey, Rhoslyn unspelled the door and slipped out of the room.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • She wished it were water, but in her condition she couldn't orderspell water, and trying to drink unspelled water would invite disaster of another type.

    The Spellsong War

  • The unspelled collars would not pass close inspection.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • It seemed as if the maternal love of which most maids feel the unknown and unspelled yearning, and which, perchance, may draw them all unwittingly to wedlock, had seized upon Catherine Cavendish, and she had, as it were, fulfilled it by proxy by this love of her young sister, and so had her heart made cold toward all lovers.

    The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century

  • It seemed as if the maternal love of which most maids feel the unknown and unspelled yearning, and which, perchance, may draw them all unwittingly to wedlock, had seized upon Catherine

    The Heart's Highway

  • The stepmother was that surprised when she found the young prince instead of the nasty frog, and she wasn't best pleased, you may be sure, when the prince told her that he was going to marry her stepdaughter because she had unspelled him.

    English Fairy Tales

  • At first the girl wouldn't, for she thought of what the frog had done for her at the Well of the World's End. But when the frog said the words over again, she went and took an axe and chopped off its head, and lo! and behold, there stood before her a handsome young prince, who told her that he had been enchanted by a wicked magician, and he could never be unspelled till some girl would do his bidding for a whole night, and chop off his head at the end of it.

    English Fairy Tales

  • His use of the phrase “The consequenses are obvious” refers to the ensuing chaos when the escalation doesn’t work, not the unspelled out consequences in his resolution.

    Think Progress » McCain: Consequences Of Missed Benchmarks Are ‘Obvious,’ But ‘I Can’t Tell You’ What They Are

  • Campo Santo are some divine crumbs of Benozzo Gozzoli (don't expect me ever to spell the names of dead painters correctly: it is a politeness one owes to the living, but the famous dead are exalted by being spelt phonetically as the heart dictates, and become all the better company for that greatest of unspelled and spread-about names -- Shakspere,

    An Englishwoman's Love-Letters

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