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Origin of unsay

First recorded in 1425–75, unsay is from the late Middle English word unsayen. See un-2, say1
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Contemporary Examples of unsay

  • Thus Foley massaged a deal with the first George Bush to unsay his 1988 pledge: "Read my lips- no new taxes."

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    The Indispensible Nancy Pelosi

    Robert Shrum

    March 25, 2014

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British Dictionary definitions for unsay


verb -says, -saying or -said
  1. (tr) to retract or withdraw (something said or written)
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