“unconsummated love affairs are perhaps the most poignant and most remembered of all,” Campion argues.
Loving each other as men and women love but once in a lifetime, their love was destined to be for ever unconsummated.
The lovers, now that in an aery body they must sorrow for unconsummated love, are 'tangled up as the grass patterns are tangled.'
They came waking and crowding to fill out the measure of his unconsummated passion, and they had all one face and one likeness.
mid-15c., from Latin consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, complete" (see consummation). Of persons, "accomplished, very qualified," from 1640s. Related: Consummately.
1520s, "to bring to completion," from Latin consummatus, past participle of consummare "to sum up, make up, complete, finish" (see consummation). Meaning "to bring a marriage to completion" (by sexual intercourse) is from 1530s. Related: Consummated; consummating.