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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDESERVED

Then his voice was eloquent of undeserved rebuke—of infinite sympathy.

Mozart, more than any other composer, met with undeserved hardships.

God's gift is to be received as purely His gift, undeserved, unearned by us.

I think that it was undeserved, and, after all that I have suffered in this matter, cruel on your part.

And yet the double sense in such words is an undeserved misfortune for them.

This event made Fuchs the object of undeserved notoriety, since he was travelling with her.

Their trial was irregular, even if their fate was not undeserved.

Have you the heart to rejoice over my awful and undeserved fate?'

It is not undeserved; but I confess that I cannot understand the popularity of his poetry.

And you let me hope that this—this undeserved feeling has survived even my usage!'

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of deserve.

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