from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not redeemed; not ransomed: as, an unredeemed captive; an unredeemed sinner. Not recalled into the treasury or bank by payment of the value in money: as, unredeemed bills, notes, or stock.
  • Not fulfilled, as a promise or pledge.
  • Not counterbalanced or alleviated by any countervailing quality; unmitigated.
  • Not taken out of pledge or pawn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not redeemed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a person, not redeemed; not granted redemption or salvation; unsaved.
  • adjective Of a coupon or offer, unspent; not used in a purchase, and thus still usable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell


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  • I got the impression from "unredeemed" that maybe you don't know what it is until you redeem it?

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  • All three states had one curious characteristic in common-each one claimed to be the only legal government of the entire United States, and each looked forward to some future day when they would reclaim the 'unredeemed' portion; i.e., outside Coventry.

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  • Our southern ally's loyalty to her beautiful "unredeemed" provinces, and her claim, which all right-minded Englishmen (I include myself) most heartily endorse, to dominate the historically Italian waters of the Adriatic, happily proved too strong for a machine-made sympathy for Berlin based on nothing better than a superficial resemblance between the histories of Piedmont and Prussia, and a record of nominal alliance with powers whose respect for paper treaties was always fairly apparent.

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  • June 19 -- It is unofficially reported from Rome that the Italian army now occupies 10,000 square kilometers of "unredeemed" territory, or more than twice as much as Austria offered to Italy for remaining neutral.

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  • These "unredeemed" regions were generally called after their respective capital cities:

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  • In the course of history this process has been emphasized rather than diminished, and to-day the Serb race is split up into six political divisions, while Bulgaria, except for those Bulgars claimed as 'unredeemed' beyond the frontier, presents a united whole.

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  • Turkey in support of the 'unredeemed' Serbs of Bosnia, and Serbia was joined by Montenegro.

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  • And he did not speak of the "unredeemed" or of the "aspirations."

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  • It was not the woes of the "unredeemed" that led the Salandra Government to reject the final offering of Austria, and to accept the risks of war instead.

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