The German child learns that it must never wear a soiled or an unmended garment or have untidy hair.
No thought of brushing their worn-out, unmended boots ever entered their minds.
He slouched before Henry in untidy and unmended, but clean, Sunday attire.
He had no doubt that it was clean, but he knew it would be unmended.
In the country the old Roman roads were unmended, unkept; Europe was slipping backwards into uttermost barbarism.
A basket of unmended stockings balances the cradle on Mrs. Evans's other side, and an open Peerage lies upon her lap.
Soiled frills or unmended hose must have originated this vulgarity!
Many more houses had been smashed, and unmended shell holes were seen in the roads.
c.1200, "to repair," from a shortened form of Old French amender (see amend). Meaning "to put right, atone for, amend (one's life), repent" is from c.1300; that of "to regain health" is from early 15c. Related: Mended; mending.
early 14c., "recompense, reparation," from mend (v.). Meaning "act of mending; a repaired hole or rip in fabric" is from 1888. Phrase on the mend attested from 1802.