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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNRETURNED

The unreturned and unsuspected and I presume wicked love I felt for you.

Do not think that I could nourish a love unsought and unreturned.

And, nevertheless, you believe that your affection would not be unreturned?

He did not believe love so great as what he called his feeling for her could be unreturned.

But the devotion was unreturned, the constancy was not desired.

To leave her at once might render his unreturned love hopeless.

Sir Henry felt for him an affection almost paternal; nor was it unreturned, or unworthily bestowed.

But the God of the New Testament is not wholly love; if his love is unreturned, he becomes angry, like men.

Even his well-disciplined mind and his severe regulation of conduct were no proof against the turmoil of unreturned affection.

You loved him some time since, and accepted him; but you found your love misplaced,—unreturned, or at any rate coldly returned.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to come back, come or go back to a former position" (intransitive), from Old French retorner "turn back, turn round, return" (Modern French retourner), from re- "back" (see re-) + torner "to turn" (see turn (v.)). Transitive sense of "report officially" is early 15c.; "to send back" is mid-15c.; that of "to turn back" is from c.1500. Meaning "to give in repayment" is 1590s; that of "give back, restore" c.1600. Related: Returned; returning.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNRETURNED

unrequited

adjectiveunanswered
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