uncared-for

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uncared-for (comparative more uncared-for, superlative most uncared-for)

  1. Lacking care; neglected.
    • 1685, John Norris, (translator), The Institution and Life of Cyrus the Great [Cyropaedia] by Xenophon, London: Matthew Gilliflower and James Norris, Book 8, p. 133,[1]
      For, for the most part the Captains of ten take Care of their ten, and the Captains of the Regiments take Care of the Captains of ten, the Tribunes take Care of the Captains of the Regiments, and the Captains of ten thousand take care of the Tribunes. By which means it comes to pass that among so many thousands none are left uncared for []
    • 1858, George Eliot, “Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story,” Chapter 5, in Scenes of Clerical Life, London: William Blackwood & Sons, Volume 1, p. 272,[2]
      [] hidden and uncared for as the pulse of anguish in the breast of the tiniest bird that has fluttered down to its nest with the long-sought food, and has found the nest torn and empty.
    • 1903, W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, Chicago: A. C. McClurg, Chapter 7, “Of the Black Belt,” p. 117,[3]
      [] now only the black tenant remains; but the shadow-hand of the master’s grand-nephew or cousin or creditor stretches out of the gray distance to collect the rack-rent remorselessly, and so the land is uncared-for and poor.