from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of leaving unfinished, or not bringing to an end; the state of remaining unfinished.


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  • I said life had been imperfect, an unfinishing phrase.

    The Waves 2003

  • But, alas! in the very rush, and storm, and tempest of the unfinishing business, an unlooked-for interruption arose in the person of a great Senator whose power none could oppose, whose right to free and extended utterance at all times none could gainsay.

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte 1869


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