Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not wasted or lost by extravagance; not lavished away; not dissipated.
  • Not consumed or diminished by time, violence, or other means.
  • Not devastated; not laid waste.
  • Not emaciated, as by illness.

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  • adjective Not wasted

Etymologies

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un- +‎ wasted

Examples

  • In like manner the interchange of persons produces a vivid impression, and often makes the hearer feel that he is moving in the midst of perils: -- "Thou hadst said that with toil unspent, and all unwasted of limb,/They closed in the grapple of war, so fiercely they rushed to the fray;" (Iliad XV. 697, at Perseus)

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  • In like manner the interchange of persons produces a vivid impression, and often makes the hearer feel that he is moving in the midst of perils: -- "Thou hadst said that with toil unspent, and all unwasted of limb,/They closed in the grapple of war, so fiercely they rushed to the fray;" (Iliad XV. 697, at Perseus)

    On the Sublime

  • At least this way, no one's feelings get hurt, and the cake remains seemingly unwasted.

    An unfortunate cupcake incident, or, how do you turn down bad baked goods?

  • We in our turn have an assured confidence that we shall be able to leave this heritage unwasted and enlarged to our children and our children's children.

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  • We in our turn have an assured confidence that we shall be able to leave this heritage unwasted and enlarged to our children and our children's children.

    Bull Moose

  • But I will tell thee this more, and will clench it with steel adamantine: Then when all else shall be taken, whatever the boundary1117 of Kecrops Holdeth within, and the dark ravines of divinest Kithairon, A bulwark of wood at the last Zeus grants to the Trito-born goddess Sole to remain unwasted, which thee and thy children shall profit.

    The History of Herodotus

  • It stood at last, whole and calm, before him; then the night took up this drinking-cup of fiery gold, lifting it with majestic movement overhead, letting stream forth the wonderful unwasted liquor of gold over the sea — a libation.

    The Trespasser

  • He was full of old health and unwasted strength, like herself, and in this autumn of their married life he fulfilled his part at least as affectionately as she did.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • We in our turn have an assured confidence that we shall be able to leave this heritage unwasted and enlarged to our children and our children's children.

    Theodore Roosevelt: Inaugural Address

  • Hardly less wonderful, when we contemplate the storms it has encountered since first it saw the light, is its present unwasted condition.

    The Yosemite National Park

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