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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unwish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not wished for; not sought; not desired; unwelcome.

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

  • adj. not welcome


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  • Because Treadmill is a natural, if unwished stage in development, any group -- a company, nation, family, even a sports team -- can recognize the situation they're in, reverse course and recover to Predictable Success.

    Les McKeown: Your Leadership on the Line: Four Business Lessons from National Turmoil

  • No wonder this petty idea springs unwished for from the bowels of a newspaper owned by a foreigner who is known for his republican views, though as an American Citizen it is no business of his whether we are a monarchy or a republic.

    Archive 2007-12-23

  • To preserve, therefore, the appearance of an undesigning friend of the house, he had forced himself to refrain, for two days, from any visit to the rectory, whither he was repairing, when thus, unlooked and unwished for, he surprized Camilla at the Grove.


  • You may easily believe, the last of my intentions was any further essay in a lottery I had found so inauspicious; but, while cold even to apathy, it was my inevitable chance to fall in the way of a pleasing and innocent young creature, who gave me, unsought and unwished-for, her heart.


  • Almost simultaneously, via France24 News, we "discover" elder French financial journalist Jean-Michel Quatrepoint, who rather brilliantly describes a possible and unwished-for scenario of the current global financial mess.

    Euro view of U.S./global crisis from Jean-Michel Quatrepoint

  • But at the same time all my unwished wishes are coming true ....

    munchkingurl Diary Entry

  • Boston, though its substantial erections of brick and stone present great obstacles to the progress of the devouring element, frequently displays these unwished-for illuminations, and has some very well organized fire companies.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • Moral: Even an unwished for habit may be called upon to return.

    Life with a touring puppeteer: 1998, Day 6

  • They fed him on biscuits and incomprehensible words; they gave him water to drink mixed with unwished-for rum.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • A Pelican At Blandings, however, follows the typical Wodehouse path of going to absurd lengths to stay the same typically by either staying engaged or returning to the blissful state of not being engaged after having been embroiled in a plot which involved an involuntary or unwished-for engagement.

    Saint Paul A Go Go


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