unpurchased

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ purchased

Adjective[edit]

unpurchased (not comparable)

  1. Not purchased by anybody; unsold.
    The unpurchased books were pulped.
    • 1836, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Poetry: A Metrical Essay”, republished in The Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, 1862, OCLC 5091562, pages 7–8:
      There breathes no being but has some pretence / To that fine instinct called poetic sense; [] / The freeman, casting with unpurchased hand / The vote that shakes the turrets of the land.

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