unburied

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unburied

  1. simple past tense and past participle of unbury

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unburied (not comparable)

  1. Not having been buried.
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act I, Scene 1,[1]
      Titus, unkind and careless of thine own,
      Why suffer’st thou thy sons, unburied yet,
      To hover on the dreadful shore of Styx?
    • 1696, Arthur Gorges (translator), “The SYRENS, or Pleasures” in The Wisdom of the Ancients (De Sapientia Veterum, 1609) by Francis Bacon, p. 95,[2]
      And so great were the mischiefs they did, that these Isles of the Syrens, even as far off as Man can ken them, appeared all over white with the Bones of unburied Carcasses.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Volume 7, Letter 86, p. 298,[3]
      In the first place, I desire, that my body may lie unburied three days after my decease, or till the pleasure of my father be known concerning it.
    • 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, Book Two, Chapter 6,[4]
      In the direction away from the pit I saw, beyond a red-covered wall, a patch of garden ground unburied.

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