unransomed

unransomed

(ʌnˈrænsəmd)
adj
(of a person, prisoner, etc) not ransomed or released from captivity by a payment for freedom
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A stream of returning knights, of wounded soldiers, and of unransomed French noblemen, had been for a quarter of a century continually pouring into England, every one of whom exerted an influence in the direction of greater domestic refinement, while shiploads of French furniture from Calais, Rouen, and other plundered towns, had supplied our own artisans with models on which to shape their work.
Friends have I many, but their gifts are slight; Shame to them if unransomed I, poor wight, Two winters languish here
Your words are in little coffins else they would become scattered and your name, unransomed, forgotten.