Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not taken, in any sense.

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  • adjective Not taken.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ taken

Examples

  • As I consistently debate with my YouTube students, the more we can document, and fake document, the more moving all that falls off the record will become: an impending nostalgia for whatever might be left untaken.

    Alexandra Juhasz: Taking/Faking Woodstock

  • Everybody has to play a version of the counterfactual game at one point or another, but the more this book rehearses the dropped catches and untaken roads and other metaphorical mixtures, the more it succeeds in showing that the pursuit has hit abruptly diminishing returns.

    Lost in the Levant

  • Everybody has to play a version of the counterfactual game at one point or another, but the more this book rehearses the dropped catches and untaken roads and other metaphorical mixtures, the more it succeeds in showing that the pursuit has hit abruptly diminishing returns.

    Lost in the Levant

  • He vowed to leave no measure untaken, no effort unfulfilled.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Everybody has to play a version of the counterfactual game at one point or another, but the more this book rehearses the dropped catches and untaken roads and other metaphorical mixtures, the more it succeeds in showing that the pursuit has hit abruptly diminishing returns.

    Lost in the Levant

  • He vowed to leave no measure untaken, no effort unfulfilled.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The big step untaken: reducing the principal on mortgages.

    Dividing the Tab Prolongs Pain

  • My life may eventually become a series of disappointments and untaken paths, amounting to a quiet death in an alley with a .45 automatic in one hand and an ancient artifact of incredible power in the other.

    A Moment of Weakness and Self-Doubt on Writing

  • Joann found the resident suffering from physical and mental effects of dangerously high blood sugar, an apartment in complete disarray, and piles of untaken medications.

    Ilaina Edison: Elder Independence: A Nurse-Driven, Community Approach

  • On Wednesday all of the UNION [UEW] workers at Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors were informed that Friday would be their last day of work, and that the company, as ordered by Bank of America who suspended their line of credit, would not honor their contracts for severance pay, sick days and untaken vacation.

    Can't We All Be Friends?

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