Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 18:18

unsneezed

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

un- + sneezed

AdjectiveEdit

unsneezed

  1. (nonce word) Not sneezed.
    • 1903: William Wescott Fink, Echoes From Erin: Poems
      Full many a sneeze was left unsneezed
    • 1969: Ken Noyle, Here Today: Zen Inspired Poetry
      A sneeze
      Unsneezed,
      Welling up
  2. (nonce word) Not having sneezed.
    • 1896: Mark Twain, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
      The awfulest thing was the silence; there wasn't a sound but the screaking of the saddles, the measured tramplings, and the sneezing of the horses, afflicted by the smothering dust-clouds which they kicked up. I wanted to sneeze myself, but it seemed to me that I would rather go unsneezed, or suffer even a bitterer torture, if there is one, than attract attention to myself.