• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unfulfilled of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities "unfulfilled and uneasy men","unrealized dreams and ambitions"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfulfilled Not fulfilled; not accomplished: as, a prophecy or prediction unfulfilled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unfulfilled un-fōōl-fild′ not fulfilled.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny.”


In literature:

The vague anticipation of conscious guilt was unfulfilled.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
His ambitions and hopes unfulfilled!
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
I have often, in former days, had the attempt made to place the Apocalypse on my neck as containing prophecies yet unfulfilled.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Prophecy unfulfilled is always more difficult to interpret than when it is fulfilling or fulfilled.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
I threw away the gift thou hadst vouchsafed to me, I left my mission unfulfilled.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Napoleon's chief purpose, however, was unfulfilled, for Austria was neither panic-stricken nor dismayed.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
That, indeed, was one of Jennie's unfulfilled longings.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
The early promise of his youth, unfulfilled in his middle age, had disappointed him.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
This was an unfulfilled hope.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
It was not the sadness of despair, but of hope unfulfilled.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson

In poetry:

Deal gently with us, ye who read
Our largest hope is unfulfilled,--
The promise still outruns the deed,--
The tower, but not the spire, we build.
"To My Readers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hopes unfulfilled have vexed her breast,
Sad smiles have checked the rising sigh;
Until her weary heart confessed,
Reluctantly, that she must die.
"The Fading Flower" by William McKendree Carleton
One single word would have protected you,
But in your misery you missed it,
And though we swore we'd die for our homeland –
Our promises remained unfulfilled…
"One Drop Of Blood" by Jonas Aistis
One drop of blood would have cleansed you,
But in your misery you missed it,
And though we drew our strength from the old times –
Our promises remained unfulfilled…
"One Drop Of Blood" by Jonas Aistis
How fondly I nourish'd these hopes, but in vain!
The calm and the stillness I could not retain;
My Hour fled away, every wish unfulfill'd,
And warm'd not the Friendship Suspicion had chill'd!
"Vignette - XVI" by Matilda Betham
But thou in the trance of light
Stayest the feeding night,
And Echo makes sweet her lips with the utterance wise,
And casts at our glad feet,
In a wisp of fancies fleet,
Life’s fair, life’s unfulfilled, impassioned prophecies.
"Songs of the Voices of Birds: The Nightingale Heard" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Believers' reactions mixed to unfulfilled doomsday prophecy.
The Unfulfilled Legacies of Elizabeth Taylor and Geraldine Ferraro.
AIG executives' promises to return bonuses have gone largely unfulfilled .
Paul Tracy's Indy 500 race blog: Promise unfulfilled – but proof we can still be winners.
American Promise Unfulfilled In Downhill.
Strawberry's story one of unfulfilled potential By Mike Puma Special to ESPN.com.
Convicted murderer's death wish goes unfulfilled .
"Dreams less unfulfilled than augmented".
Site has a history of unfulfilled hope.
The Marigold site was for many years a lot that held several unfulfilled promises of major development.
Should the American voters give President Barack Obama the blind faith of voting for his same unfulfilled promises he wants for the next four years.
Beautiful yet unfulfilling, Brave will leave you wanting to grow long red hair and visit Scotland, but not much else.
The promise of social media marketing often goes unfulfilled.
'Wishes Fulfilled ' and Unfulfilled.
But gigs at luxury hotel restaurants—including the Four Seasons' Culina—left him unfulfilled.