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Unappropriate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unappropriate Inappropriate; unsuitable.
    • Unappropriate Not appropriated.
    • v. t Unappropriate To take from private possession; to restore to the possession or right of all; as, to unappropriate a monopoly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unappropriate Inappropriate. Not assigned or allotted to any person or persons; unappropriated.
    • unappropriate To take from the possession or custody of particular individuals; make open or common to the use or possession of all.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unappropriate un-a-prō′pri-āt inappropriate: unappropriated
    • v.t Unappropriate to take from the possession of individuals and make common to all
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + appropriate, v. t

Usage

In literature:

The place of all places, the envied seat, the post of honour, was unappropriated.
"Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen
He had vaguely hoped that this lovely creature was unappropriated.
"Beatrice" by H. Rider Haggard
Under the law the land was vacant, unappropriated public domain, and open to location.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
The great idea of its founders seemed visible in its unappropriated freedom.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The great idea of its founders seemed visible in its unappropriated freedom.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Extensive fields of the Agave stood unappropriated at that period.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886" by Various
Addison wrote, evidently, some other of these unappropriated papers.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Ada had every reason to be sympathetic; for Mr. Rickman once securely attached, Mr. Spinks would be lonely, unappropriated, free.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Altogether, she was about as venomous a specimen of an unappropriated blessing as can well be imagined.
"The Silent House" by Fergus Hume
The furniture in the best chamber was still graced by her unappropriated apparel.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
The Environment is really an unappropriated part of ourselves.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
All was bleak, bare, and unappropriated.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
More than one anxious mother of unappropriated daughters had set him down for preference on her list of eligibles.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
At that time the coast of New England was really unappropriated, though soon after it was claimed by both France and England.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
Half the good lands of the world are unappropriated and invite settlement and cultivation.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh
In those days the earth was still an unappropriated domain.
"Tales From Jókai" by Mór Jókai
In spite of all her money she's always been an unappropriated blessing.
"A Lost Cause" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Of United States unappropriated, Madison's motion respecting, 351.
"History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, Vol. 2" by George Ticknor Curtis
There were from time to time large unexpended and unappropriated balances in the treasury.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon
What continents unappropriated, for thee to appropriate?
"The Kadambari of Bana" by Bana
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In science:

We emphasize that a stationary approximation and a diffusive treatment of meridional circulation would be unappropriate.
Stellar Evolution with Rotation V: Changes in all the Outputs of Massive Star Models
We have already answered to this criticism proving its unappropriateness.
Quantum superpositions and definite perceptions:envisaging new feasible experimental tests
Now, the idea that the assumptions listed above are unappropriate is shared by an increasing number of scientists.
Quantum superpositions and definite perceptions:envisaging new feasible experimental tests
It seems that the unappropriate use of linear methods to describe nonlinear gravitational phenomena is one source of difficulty in defining an“external time”.
Complex aspects of gravity
The same example shows that the way of finding structured A′ ⊆ A obtaining lower bounds for E4 (A) is unappropriate in general.
Some new results on higher energies
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