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unset

[ uhn-set ]

adjective

  1. not set; not solidified or made firm, as concrete or asphalt.
  2. (of a gemstone) not mounted in a setting. set.


unset

/ ʌnˈsɛt /

adjective

  1. not yet solidified or firm
  2. (of a gem) not yet in a setting
  3. (of textual matter) not yet composed


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unset1

1350–1400; Middle English: (of a time) unappointed; un- 2, set

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Example Sentences

What light there was in the place scintillated on a layer of unset diamonds in the bottom of the bag.

"There were one hundred thousand dollars worth of unset diamonds in that store tonight," Black Hood said.

Freckles tilted a tray of unset stones from Peacock's that would have ransomed several valuable kings.

After this, Thrasher opened another box and took out what seemed, by their glitter, to be some unset diamonds.

I told the "Spider" about it and he said that he had several unset stones he'd let me have for next to nothing.

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