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  • adj. not having been exposed to the sun

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not exposed to the sun; not lighted by the sun; dark; hence, figuratively, not cheered; gloomy.


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  • Sometimes the sun struck the road, and then it was absolutely hot; then one entered unsunned gorges where the snow lay deep, and the crowded pines made dark twilight, and the river roared under ice bridges fringed by icicles.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • In most of our great cities the homes of the workingmen are shockingly unwholesome; unsunned, badly drained, overcrowded.

    Black and White

  • Presently after, he sat on one side of his own hearth, with Mr. Guest, his head clerk, upon the other, and midway between, at a nicely calculated distance from the fire, a bottle of a particular old wine that had long dwelt unsunned in the foundations of his house.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • Clouds boiling up from below drifted at times across the mountain fronts, or lay like snow masses in the unsunned chasms: and over the grey crags and piled up pinnacles, and glorified green of the marvellous vision, lay a veil of thin blue haze, steeping the whole in a serenity which seemed hardly to belong to earth.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • But never yet could find a spot unsunned by human kindness;

    For Auld Lang Syne

  • The chain of mosaics she had on at that moment displaced itself at every step, and he was peering with malignant, searching eagerness to see if an unsunned ring of fairer hue than the rest of the surface, or any less easily explained peculiarity, were hidden by her ornaments.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861

  • Think of him, I say, and of the concentrated gaze of good society through its thousand eyes, all confluent, as it were, in one great burning-glass of ice that shrivels its wretched object in fiery torture, itself cold as the glacier of an unsunned cavern!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • Is it quite fair to take advantage of a generous, trusting impulse to read the unsunned depths of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • There is a great hollow under your feet, -- a huge unsunned cavern.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • He thought of her as he stretched her lifeless form upon the bank, and looked for one brief moment on her unsunned loveliness, -- "a sight to dream of, not to tell."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867


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  • In the native script please!

    July 30, 2009

  • Iki, Jowo? Aku ora iso percoyo, kangmas yarb.

    July 30, 2009

  • I love the visual aspect of this word. It looks sort of... Javanese.

    July 30, 2009

  • I thought her

    As chaste as unsunned snow.

    -Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

    July 29, 2009

  • And everywhere there were colours, clear though unsunned, as if the lens of the air had been washed very clean by the sea winds.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 29, 2009