unbestowed

unbestowed

(ˌʌnbɪˈstəʊd)
adj
not bestowed
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In the last years of his life Lyly was apparently in desperate financial straits, "his years fast growing on and his insupportable charge of many children all unbestowed, besides the debt wherein he standeth." (8) In such circumstances, he was reduced to begging for any kind of support, but the career he had envisioned for himself was not simply that of a "hired pen." Fulke Greville's observation about his friend Philip Sidney--"his end was not writing even when he wrote"--was at least equally true of Lyly.
They leave only the mystery of unbestowed knighthood.
Suddenly the corridors of Lancaster Gate were filled with dreadful visions of unbestowed knighthoods.