untasted

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untasted ‎(not comparable)

  1. Not tasted.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene 3,[1]
      [] yet all his virtues,
      Not virtuously on his own part beheld,
      Do in our eyes begin to lose their gloss,
      Yea, like fair fruit in an unwholesome dish,
      Are like to rot untasted.
    • 1818, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey, Chapter 29,[2]
      It was not three months ago since, wild with joyful expectation, she had there run backwards and forwards some ten times a day, with an heart light, gay, and independent; looking forward to pleasures untasted and unalloyed, and free from the apprehension of evil as from the knowledge of it.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Part 2, Chapter 27,[3]
      Sleep forsook her eyes, meals stood untasted, day and night were all too short to enjoy the happiness which blessed her only at such times, and made these hours worth living, even if they bore no other fruit.

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