- simple past tense and past participle of buy.
- South Midland and Southern U.S. store-bought.
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Examples from the Web for unbought
There is something to be said for the idea that a billionaire can be unbought and unbossed.Ralph Nader Has Truly Lost It
July 29, 2013
Nor is the notion expressed that of gratuitous and unbought mercy.
The unbought loyalty of a free people, thus secured, will give us more revenue than any coercive measure.Practical English Composition: Book II.
Edwin L. Miller
The "unbought loyalty of men, the cheap defence of nations," is not at an end.
In the unbought grace, of youth laid low—In the glory of her fresh young bloom laid low—In the morning of her life cut down!Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Hitherto, among the admonitory and preliminary plagues of Egypt, Israel had enjoyed a painless and unbought exemption.
- the past tense and past participle of buy
- purchased from a shop; not homemade
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Word Origin and History for unbought
past tense and past participle of buy (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with unbought
see under buy.
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