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[uhn-set] /ʌnˈsɛt/
not set; not solidified or made firm, as concrete or asphalt.
(of a gemstone) not mounted in a setting.
Origin of unset
1350-1400; Middle English: (of a time) unappointed; see un-2, set Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • An' I found out, though she never'd say another word, that it unset her more'n it did me.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • An' I found out, though she never 'd say another word, that it unset her more'n it did me.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • It was unset, but the two girls realized that it was rarely beautiful.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
  • The present my lady friend had received was a large, unset topaz.

    There is no Death Florence Marryatt
  • And with that he displayed a ruby, unset, that was like a clot of blood.

  • The stones, unset as they were, could never be identified, never be claimed.

    Under the Red Robe Stanley Weyman
  • I have now taken care to remedy that defect, supplying to the unset picture the clear historical frame to which it is entitled.

  • Freckles tilted a tray of unset stones from Peacock's that would have ransomed several valuable kings.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • There are some unset emeralds, opals, and various curious gems of more value to a cabinet than to a woman of fashion.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • They left these traps open and unset till they were grayed with age and smelt no more of man.

    Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac

    Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for unset


not yet solidified or firm
(of a gem) not yet in a setting
(of textual matter) not yet composed
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