without backing or support.
not supported by bets: an unbacked challenger.
not endorsed: an unbacked product.
never having been mounted by a rider, as a horse.
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How to use unbacked in a sentence
Such large amounts of unbacked paper could lead to but one result, a steadily increasing depreciation.The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
He paid their fare at the opening in the tent and went in and sat on one of the crude, unbacked benches.The Cottage of Delight | Will N. Harben
Marie made up for lost time, for being alone now, and unbacked by sympathising friends, I was again in her power.The Confession of a Fool | August Strindberg
Reliance upon high sounding words, unbacked by deeds, is proof of a mind that dwells only in the realm of shadow and of sham.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times | Harold Howland
His pride revolted at the idea of coming quite unbacked and disowned, as well as empty-handed, to Mr. Slocum.The Stillwater Tragedy | Thomas Bailey Aldrich
British Dictionary definitions for unbacked
(of a book, chair, etc) not having a back
bereft of support, esp on a financial basis
(of a horse)
not supported by bets
never having been ridden
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