- Not provided; not supplied or equipped; unprepared.
- 1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender, Maye, lines 113-116,, 
- The shepheards God so wel them guided,
- That of nought they were unprovided,
- Butter enough, honye, milke, and whay,
- And their flockes fleeces, them to araye.
- c. 1593, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act III, Scene 2,
- Why, sir, you know this is your wedding-day.
- First were we sad, fearing you would not come;
- Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
- Fie, doff this habit, shame to your estate,
- An eye-sore to our solemn festival!
- 1697, Aphra Behn, The Adventure of the Black Lady,
- Mean while, if you are unprovided of a Lodging, I dare undertake, you shall be welcome to this Gentlewoman.
- 1818, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Chapter 23,
- Miss Tilney, understanding in part her friend’s curiosity to see the house, soon revived the subject; and her father being, contrary to Catherine’s expectations, unprovided with any pretence for further delay […] was at last ready to escort them.
- 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 1,
- Perhaps it is an oversight on Mr Macgregor’s part that he has left these young infants quite unprovided for, and that some of their mothers are in danger of starvation […]
- 1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender, Maye, lines 113-116,,