from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not stopped: an era of unstopped progress in medicine.
  • adj. Having no stopper or plug: an unstopped bottle.
  • adj. Linguistics Capable of being prolonged, as the consonants (z) and (l).

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unstop.


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  • I see similar strange focus on the anatomical parts in thoughts like, “… and the ears of the deaf unstopped”, “… the mute tongue shout for joy”, or “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin.”

    Heheheheheh « Unknowing

  • Thank Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) for forcing BP to webcast the BP Oil Gusher (when it's that much oil flowing that fast and unstopped, it's a gusher to me).

    Insert [nothing witty] here.

  • The unstopped gun runners then resold about 2,000 assault weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels.

    Paul Helmke: In the ATF "Fast and Furious" Controversy, Congress Needs to Question Its Own Behavior

  • The underwater spill remained unstopped and impossible to measure, raising fears it could be pouring more oil into the Gulf than estimated.

    Obama to head to Gulf for update

  • Even more Web users lost interest through August despite the occasional blip, and people now enter in the Gulf oil spill search terms about as often as they did in April before the horrendous rig explosion and unstopped gusher grabbed the coast by the throat.

    America Moves On From Spill, Gulf Coast Feels Abandoned

  • The result was airwaves filled with outlandish claims and barely credible accusations from both parties? with corporate political spending unstopped by a recent court decision? obscure interest groups that sprung up almost over night.

    US midterm elections 2010: the 10 worst political ads

  • How far the spill will reach is unknown, but the sheen already has reached into precious shoreline habitat and remains unstopped, raising fears that the ruptured well could be pouring more oil into the gulf than estimated.

    Oil Spill Area Said To Have Tripled In A Day

  • Early finger-pointing erupted Monday among companies involved in the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and unstopped leak of millions of gallons of oil, on the eve of the first congressional hearings into the accident.

    BP Points Fingers Ahead Of U.S. Hearing

  • She heard soft pops as they were all unstopped at once.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • When the last echoes were gone Alys slowly opened her eyes and unstopped her ears.

    The Night Of the Solstice


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