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  • as inbroken
  • as indeferred
  • as indormant
  • as inon the blink
  • as inunemployed

synonyms for on the shelf

  • busted
  • defective
  • faulty
  • ruined
  • wrecked
  • disabled
  • down
  • exhausted
  • gone
  • out
  • shot
  • spent
  • wracked
  • coming unstuck
  • fallen apart
  • feeble
  • gone to pieces
  • gone to pot
  • haywire
  • imperfect
  • in disrepair
  • in need of repair
  • in the shop
  • inoperable
  • kaput
  • not functioning
  • on the blink
  • on the fritz
  • out of commission
  • out of kilter
  • out of order
  • out of whack
  • run down
  • screwed-up
  • unsatisfactory
  • weak
  • delayed
  • negotiated
  • postponed
  • adjourned
  • assessed
  • charged
  • funded
  • pigeonholed
  • prolonged
  • protracted
  • remanded
  • renegotiated
  • scrubbed
  • stalled
  • held up
  • indebted
  • in waiting
  • on hold
  • staved off
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antonyms for on the shelf

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  • perfect
  • repaired
  • saved
  • OK
  • complete
  • connected
  • continuous
  • fixed
  • flowing
  • happy
  • kept
  • satisfied
  • unbroken
  • uplifted
  • whole
  • working
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    How to use on the shelf in a sentence

    Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    On a shelf near one of these windows stood the little Madonna, again wreathed with vines as in San Pasquale.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
    THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
    I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    The walls were painted blue, the skirting almost a third of the height, and so wide at the top as to form a narrow shelf.
    THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
    On a shelf above the divan, however, were many books, and Gwynne ran his eye over them.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    Kerry crossed the room, laid his oilskin and cane upon a chair, and from the shelf where it reposed took a squat volume.
    DOPESAX ROHMER
    Moodily he stood there, one hand on the high mantel shelf, one foot upon an andiron, his eyes upon the flames.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    I cant let you increase your indebtedness, and his pudgy hand lifted the basket and put it on the shelf behind him.
    THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO ON THE SHELF

    • busted
    • coming unstuck
    • defective
    • disabled
    • down
    • exhausted
    • fallen apart
    • faulty
    • feeble
    • gone
    • gone to pieces
    • gone to pot
    • haywire
    • imperfect
    • in disrepair
    • in need of repair
    • in the shop
    • inoperable
    • kaput
    • not functioning
    • on the blink
    • on the fritz
    • on the shelf
    • out
    • out of commission
    • out of kilter
    • out of order
    • out of whack
    • ruined
    • run down
    • screwed-up
    • shot
    • spent
    • unsatisfactory
    • weak
    • wracked
    • wrecked
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.