• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unpaid not paid "unpaid wages","an unpaid bill"
    • adj unpaid engaged in as a pastime "an amateur painter","gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals","recreational golfers","reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating","unpaid extras in the documentary"
    • adj unpaid without payment "the soup kitchen was run primarily by unpaid helpers","a volunteer fire department"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unpaid Not paid; not discharged, as a debt. Not having received what is due: as, unpaid workmen.
    • unpaid Serving without pay; unsalaried: as, unpaid justices.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unpaid un-pād′ not discharged: receiving no pay.
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  • Joseph Fort Newton
    Joseph Fort Newton
    “A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.”
  • Robert W. Service
    Robert W. Service
    “A promise made is a debt unpaid.”


In literature:

Half the servants are unpaid.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
He could not pay his debt to Mrs. Bryant for weeks, and he could not leave while it was unpaid.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
Debts of more than a year's standing were unpaid, and business of all kinds languished.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
Nor when either of them was resorted to, seeing that any one of them was warranted, was the vow left unpaid.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Mr. Benson began his independent life with his unpaid farm of 160 acres.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
They suggest mortgages and unpaid rent.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The extortion is framed on a scale to be unpaid.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The third class is the safe class, as its editors know: and, as a usual rule, they refuse unpaid contributions of the editorial cast.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Their dues were unpaid, the pages of the Golden Book of Record were blank.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
The post was unpaid, and Bahrdt, who had now married, lived by taking pupils and keeping an inn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various

In poetry:

Their name! Let me hear it -- the symbol
Of unpaid -- unpayable debt,
For the men to whom I owed God's Peace,
I put off with a cigarette.
"Woodbine Willie" by Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
"Then all you lovers have good heed
Vex not young Love in word or deed:
Love never leaves an unpaid debt,
He will not pardon nor forget."
"Advice To Lovers" by Robert Graves
I'll give thee something yet unpaid,
Not less sincere, than civil:
I'll give thee—Ah! too charming maid,
I'll give thee—To the devil.
"The Gift (To Iris, In Bow Street, Covent Garden)" by Oliver Goldsmith
Let us discharge the debts we owe,
But still some debts will be unpaid;
But we, if we forgive, also,
Should ne'er, despairing, feel afraid.
"New Year's Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
And oft, if night her sable plumes should spread
O'er toil unpaid--no lassitude he knows;
A fragment of the rock supports his head,
And deaf'ning torrents lull him to repose.
"The Hunter of The Alps" by Charlotte Dacre
The lowliest born of all the land,
He wrung from Fate's reluctant hand
The gifts which happier boyhood claims;
And, tasting on a thankless soil
The bitter bread of unpaid toil,
He fed his soul with noble aims.
"Wilson" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Consumer advocate Tom Martino has left a trail of unpaid property taxes stretching across Colorado, many of them real estate deals gone bust.
More than 4,000 current and former NYPD sergeants will have extra to celebrate this New Year's — payouts for unpaid overtime as part of a $20 million lawsuit.
At a recent paidContent media conference in New York, Huffington said she found the idea of unpaid bloggers going on strike as ridiculous as celebrities and personalities boycotting self-promotional (unpaid) television appearances.
John Nance ' Cactus Jack' Garner: A debt unpaid.
Waring calculates that unpaid work is the largest sector of any economy.
A Houston woman claims Carolina Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell owes her thousands of dollars in unpaid child support, according to her lawyer.
A Houston woman claims Carolina Panthers wideout Brandon LaFell owes her thousands of dollars in unpaid child support , according to her lawyer.
McAllen man seeks unpaid child support from ex-wife.
Revel owes millions in unpaid taxes to Atlantic City and borrowed millions more to stay open through next year.
City seeks to dismiss ex-NOPD officer's lawsuit concerning alleged unpaid overtime.
The state originally thought the Ramsey City Council member and Anoka businessman owed $649,000 in unpaid sales tax.
Last night Ray Rothrock e-mailed our newsroom with allegations of unpaid property taxes by Councilman Bob Lewis.
Film financier sues Iowa over unpaid film credits .
The 2008 Oberlin College graduate plays Hannah, an unpaid intern whose parents cut her off financially.
The World War II memorial had been turned off because of unpaid gas bills.

In science:

Young researchers on soft-money positions should be granted unpaid leave or part time status on demand, while maintaining the available benefits.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists