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  • adjective Not tended

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking care and attention

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Examples

  • At the moment, the idea of untended livestock seems more troubling to me than what a disease says my body can't do.

    News

  • At the moment, the idea of untended livestock seems more troubling to me than what a disease says my body can't do.

    News

  • We suggest that "untended" behavior also leads to the breakdown of community controls.

    Broken Windows

  • We suggest that "untended" behavior also leads to the breakdown of community controls.

    Broken Windows

  • TV on DVD Next week's releases of past television series The state of affairs not likely to be undone soon is the one on display in the quarters that are home to the town's poor—slums of terrifying squalor where diseases flourish, exhausted women die untended after yet another pregnancy, and girls don't get to go to school because there are young sisters and brothers to look after.

    A Formula So Old It's New Again

  • "Hi, Vee," said a dark-haired woman of 35 who was leaning against a cyclone fence that enclosed an untended garden.

    Appearances

  • We can see hints of miasma too, again in the backstory, in the death of Semele and her pointedly untended grave.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • That epic conflict shattered the international system beyond recognition, leaving across the globe a broad swath of destruction and human misery, as many as sixty million people dead, cities in ruin, factories demolished or idle, roads and bridges destroyed, and fields untended.

    Between War and Peace

  • "Hi, Vee," said a dark-haired woman of 35 who was leaning against a cyclone fence that enclosed an untended garden.

    Appearances

  • That epic conflict shattered the international system beyond recognition, leaving across the globe a broad swath of destruction and human misery, as many as sixty million people dead, cities in ruin, factories demolished or idle, roads and bridges destroyed, and fields untended.

    Between War and Peace

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