- Archaic. to deprive (a person) of office or rank.
- Obsolete. to deprive (a nation, government, etc.) of its character or dignity as a state.
Origin of unstate
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Examples from the Web for unstated
The unstated goal, in those workshop stories, was to write a detailed story in which everything was implied and never stated.Boys Don’t Cry: In Praise of Sentiment
Andrew Sean Greer
June 26, 2013
Often there is an unstated understanding that the worst tendencies of North Korea used to be here in China and some still are.China's Coverage of North Korea Is Bizarrely Glowing
December 22, 2011
Unstated was why Khadr might be so angry at U.S. soldiers as to relish in the death of one of them.The Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo
Andrea J. Prasow
October 27, 2010
What unstated premises led to that conclusion we do not know.
And more than this, it's a great inconvenience to me to give you these checks at unstated times.McTeague
All obvious enough, but the Duke would never have slept quietly in his bed if he had left it unstated.
On the other hand John Stow seems to have acquired, from some unstated source, an extraordinary prejudice against him.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
The men who succeeded, as Wilberforce, carried out to the letter the unstated assumptions of Puritan economics.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham
Harold J. Laski
- not having been articulated or uttered
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