Origin of unmade
- to cause to be as if never made; reduce to the original elements or condition; undo; destroy.
- to depose from office or authority; demote in rank.
- to change the essential point of (a book, play, etc.).
- to alter the opinion of (one's mind).
- to change or alter the character of.
Origin of unmake
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Examples from the Web for unmade
They can be unmade by judicial fiat, but it feels awfully cruel to do so.Gay Marriage Chaos Begins
November 11, 2014
The same ginger-haired model served Caravaggio for his Amor Vincit Omnia, where Cupid stands astride an unmade bed.Caravaggio's Grand Passions
June 11, 2010
Before we move on, Smith points to a small black-and-white Polaroid of an unmade mattress.Patti Smith's Private World
January 7, 2010
"It was you, who unmade it," answered Miss Adair with gratitude.Blue-grass and Broadway
Maria Thompson Daviess
Such solidarity can neither be made nor unmade by external forces.The Psychology of Nations
Let us weep for that worthy jury which was made by Carlier and unmade by Rouher.Napoleon the Little
He looked at me as if he did not know me, his face all unmade.The Light of Scarthey
But I think this was a striking proof of how a horse can be made and unmade.
- the past tense and past participle of unmake
- not yet made
- existing without having been made or created
- falconry another word for unmanned (def. 4)
- to undo or destroy
- to depose from office, rank, or authority
- to alter the nature of
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Word Origin and History for unmade
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