Examples from the Web for unearned
Here, however, the novel ends with unearned sentimentality and cheap contrivance.
And often times this very hard work is done under the most difficult of circumstances—with unearned stress of the worst kind.‘Gideon’s Army’: Gerald Shargel on the Defense That Never Rests|Gerald L. Shargel|July 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To those earning income; not to those sitting on unearned wealth.
“There is an unearned air of arrogance about the man that is incredibly frustrating to witness,” Ashton says of Baez.
He retains a semi-stunned look of restrained disgust at the shoddiness and unearned smarminess of the proceedings.
This unearned increment of reputation, compounded annually, is all that keeps some ancient authors alive nowadays.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
The curse of unearned wealth, he mused, has fallen on my son.Mark Gildersleeve|John S. Sauzade
The unearned increment, it is held, is produced by the growth of the community in numbers and in the industrial arts.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
They took Rome at its face value and refused to recognise the unearned increment heaped up by the centuries.A Voyage of Consolation|Sara Jeannette Duncan
It is clearly implied that unearned increase, reaping and gathering without sowing, could be gained through the exchangers.Usury|Calvin Elliott