unmated

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unmated not mated sexually
    • adj unmated of the remaining member of a pair, of socks e.g.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unmated Not mated; not paired.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unmated un-mā′ted not mated.
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Usage

In literature:

Phorenice has tired of her unmated life.
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
There were many unmated cardinals in Rainbow Bottom, and many jealous males.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Towards the end of 1814, then, Henri de Marsay had no sentiment of obligation in the world, and was as free as an unmated bird.
"The Girl with the Golden Eyes" by Honore de Balzac
Towards the end of 1814, then, Henri de Marsay had no sentiment of obligation in the world, and was as free as an unmated bird.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
In almost every big family, there is one of these unmated, left-out children.
"What Katy Did" by Susan Coolidge
I am still unmated: I bear the loneliness that awaits all great excellence.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 87, March, 1875" by Various
Mated or unmated, never leave him.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
I would to all in heaven that thou hadst died Unborn, at least unmated!
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
So it goes on, through all the ever-darkening problem of her married, yet unmated, life.
"The Ethics of George Eliot's Works" by John Crombie Brown
The same is true of the unmated females.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
With her unmated, as she is, fancy what would follow were she alone.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Ishtar could not be an exception to the general principle and remain unmated.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
Not a bird nor an insect seemed unmated.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Only the unmated can dance there.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
On May 7, 1960, male 2 (1960), at the time unmated, was observed as he came upon a nest of the previous year.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
We knew her for a neighbor in the Town, Unmated, solitary, sad.
"Songs of the Silent World" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The unmated males must be provided with mates or removed from the loft.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
To the last my soul dwelt apart & unmated & his soul dwelt apart unmated.
"The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman" by Walt Whitman
But for a lover yet unmated, a bride still to be, a girl in her first love?
"Second String" by Anthony Hope
Sometimes they are seen associating in small flocks, but I am inclined to believe that only the young unmated birds are gregarious.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
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In poetry:

Women and men, we gave her royal way;
Proud as young joy the smile she had.
We knew her for a neighbor in the Town,
Unmated, solitary, sad.
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

The dummyPLUG is a rubber cover that fully protects the connector in the unmated condition.
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