unwed


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un·wed

 (ŭn-wĕd′)
adj.
Not married.
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unwed

(ʌnˈwɛd) or

unwedded

adj
old-fashioned another word for unmarried
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwed - of someone who has not been marriedunwed - of someone who has not been married; "unwed mother"
unmarried, single - not married or related to the unmarried state; "unmarried men and women"; "unmarried life"; "sex and the single girl"; "single parenthood"; "are you married or single?"
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unwed

adjective
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Translations

unwed

(o.f.) [ʌnˈwed] ADJsoltero
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unwed

adjunverheiratet, unvermählt (geh)
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References in classic literature ?
For Death who puts to sleep both young and old Hales my young life, And beckons me to Acheron's dark fold, An unwed wife.
Woe worth the monstrous marriage-bed where lay A mother with the son her womb had borne, Therein I was conceived, woe worth the day, Fruit of incestuous sheets, a maid forlorn, And now I pass, accursed and unwed, To meet them as an alien there below; And thee, O brother, in marriage ill-bestead,
ANTIGONE Unwept, unwed, unfriended, hence I go, No longer may I see the day's bright eye; Not one friend left to share my bitter woe, And o'er my ashes heave one passing sigh.
'His daughter shall wear a crown on her head; Her daughter shall die unwooed, unwed.'
For neither warlike Menelaus nor any other of men on earth would have prevailed in suit for Helen, if fleet Achilles had found her unwed. But, as it was, warlike Menelaus won her before.
`Or like her (Coronis) who lived by the holy Twin Hills in the plain of Dotium over against Amyrus rich in grapes, and washed her feet in the Boebian lake, a maid unwed.'
This was the message of the chief of the Halakazi to Dingaan, king of the Zulus: That the maid who was named the Lily, was, indeed, the wonder of the earth, and as yet unwed; for she had found no man upon whom she looked with favour, and she was held in such love by this people that it was not their wish to force any husband on her.
"Paris," said he, "evil-hearted Paris, fair to see, but woman-mad, and false of tongue, would that you had never been born, or that you had died unwed. Better so, than live to be disgraced and looked askance at.
O leave them not to wander poor, unwed, Thy kin, nor let them share my low estate.
the maid, unwed and dead ere the young man knew her?
who had e'er imagined she could fall To such a depth of misery as this, To tend in penury thy stricken frame, A virgin ripe for wedlock, but unwed, A prey for any wanton ravisher?
How can we be for ever together--sometimes in solitudes, sometimes amidst savage tribes--and unwed?"