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unengaged

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unengaged not promised in marriage "continued seeing him but on an unengaged basis"
    • adj unengaged not busy or occupied; free "the cancellation left her unengaged a good part of the afternoon"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unengaged Not engaged, in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unengaged un-en-gājd′ not engaged.
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Usage

In literature:

Sandy accepted with unprecedented graciousness, and I had privately to unengage Percy!
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
Esther is full of her first season in town; but she is still heart-whole and unengaged.
"The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
Sigvald Jarl was a famous Sea Rover, who, when unengaged in his predatory expeditions, resided at Jomsborg, in Denmark.
"Romantic Ballads translated from the Danish; and Miscellaneous Pieces" by George Borrow
She smiled at the king, who eyed her fondly, and gave her unengaged hand to the Englishman, who kissed it.
"The Puppet Crown" by Harold MacGrath
Going to his office, he was fortunate enough to find him in, and unengaged.
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
If your thoughts are unengaged I shall explain myself further.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Just the single and unengaged went out hand in hand blindfolded to the cabbage-garden.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
At that moment Darrell, seeing Kate unengaged, hastened to her side.
"At the Time Appointed" by A. Maynard Barbour
But if in some respects he was in the position of an engaged man, in others he was farther from it than the average unengaged man.
"A Love Story Reversed" by Edward Bellamy
It is his duty to call on the only young lady unengaged, who was Miss Rennsdale, aged eight.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
Another plum for unengaged Roble.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Mount Edgcumbe found Miss Davies in Florence, unengaged and poor.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
He was always turning from the uncomfortable and the bothering to seek what was easy and unengaging.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
My heart is unengaged, but my pride sadly humbled.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
At eight I shall be unengaged.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
Two men could not be worse suited to each other than the old, retired artist and the young, unengaged diplomat.
"Boris Lensky" by Ossip Schubin
Both appeared to be still unengaged.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
Wheaton's unengaged hand went nervously to his throat, and he fumbled at his tie.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson
Frederique is not in the habit of remaining unengaged.
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
Of course," she rattled on, "we have a few sound men, but this year has been an off year for the unengaged.
"Mariposilla" by Mary Stewart Daggett
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