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  • adj. Not wasted

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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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un- +‎ wasted


  • 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.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I think the Dealers in Political Arithmetick, compute that every Nation, unwasted by Famines, Wars, or Plagues, doubles the Quantity of its

    A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq. In the Isles of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, On that Memorable Day, October 9th, 1753

  • Ben Wyvis rose to the west, white with the yet unwasted snows of winter, and as sharply defined in the clear atmosphere as if all its sunny slopes and blue retiring hollows had been chiselled in marble.

    MacMillan's Reading Books Book V

  • You could read it in the crouch, the quiet, unwasted movements, the unconscious attitudes.

    The Return of Blue Pete


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