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not cared for or attended to
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  • Occasionally they secured the controls and allowed the plane to fly on, untended.

    Lords of the Stratosphere Arthur J. Burks
  • Only its untended Diesels had checked before a fuel-pump cleared.

    Morale Murray Leinster
  • It will naturally be thought that he died here alone and untended.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • Apparently he had supposed that the camel lying in the road was untended.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
  • In the garden withered the rose and the lily, untended and unplucked.

    The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke
  • The turtles remain, for the fifty-six hours that follow, helpless and untended.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • Many of these are untended and therefore must operate automatically.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The avenue was unswept and untended, and here and there boughs broken off by wind.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • She remained there untended, shivering, and fever-stricken, until the strength of her youth returned to her.

    Folle-Farine Ouida
  • The area bordering the ditch had been left wild, a barrier of vines, brush, untended trees.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn

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