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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDECAYED

It is undecayed since the days of Cincinnatus and the Sabine farm.

According to all of the Evangelists it was merely a reanimation of his undecayed body.

It was a Hura, seemingly healthy, undecayed, and growing vigorously.

The undecayed bases of the old stipes are also packed with starch for the same purpose.

The crown of my fathers has shrunk into a gewgaw and a toy,—their ambition and their spirit are undecayed.

In one corner of this small chapel where the wall is yet undecayed, remains a kind of altar.

The best contains some undecayed organic matter such as leaf-mold or partly decayed sods and some sand.

The vigor of the king's mind, notwithstanding the seeming decline of his body, here appeared unbroken and undecayed.

The towns were every where flourishing; but it was in Africa, Sicily, and Spain alone that agriculture was undecayed.

The crown of my fathers has shrunk into a gewgaw and a toy,—their ambition and their spirit are undecayed!

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "to decrease," from Anglo-French decair, Old North French decair (Old French decheoir, 12c., Modern French déchoir) "to fall, set (of the sun), weaken, decline, decay," from Vulgar Latin *decadere "to fall off," from de- (see de-) + Latin cadere "to fall" (see case (n.1)). Meaning "decline, deteriorate" is c.1500; that of "to decompose, rot" is from 1570s. Related: Decayed; decaying.

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