unreciprocated

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Love undenied, may end in friendship; but love thwarted or unreciprocated, never!

I tried to ignore the injury to Margaret of her unreciprocated advances.

Her tears flowed silently, but she was far from unhappy; love, even unknown and unreciprocated, brings its own sweet reward.

Suez has ruined our shipping interests; an unreciprocated free trade is ruining our commerce.

The frequency of Cornelia's visits to the palace on following days seemed to prove that the admiration was not unreciprocated.

The tragedy of love is not (what it is thought to be) the unreciprocated love, but the meagerly returned love.

No doubt some of them have even gloomed through brief periods of unreciprocated passion.

But still the attraction had its influence, though unacknowledged in words, and unreciprocated in kind.

WORD ORIGIN

"to return, requite," 1610s, back-formation from reciprocation, or else from Latin reciprocatus, past participle of reciprocare "rise and fall, move back and forth; reverse the motion of," from reciprocus (see reciprocal). Related: Reciprocated; reciprocating.

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