un·​de·​liv·​ered | \ ˌən-di-ˈli-vərd How to pronounce undelivered (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undelivered

: not delivered undelivered mail

Examples of undelivered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suffolk County police got similar reports from 11 people across multiple Long Island communities about undelivered cookies that were sold by a young girl and an older man, whom some presumed to be her father, NBC New York reported Tuesday. Doha Madani, NBC News, 22 June 2022 Scavenging among the documents of unrealized futures, Nussbaum resurrects speeches such as Condoleezza Rice’s undelivered doctrine from Sept. 11, 2001, and Hillary Clinton’s aborted presidential victory speech of Nov. 5, 2016. Douglas Brinkley, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 For example, in February 1945 in Birmingham, England, warehouses were filled with millions of undelivered pieces of mail. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 16 Mar. 2022 Following the finale, Cloud, 23, spoke to Variety and revealed the contents of his undelivered letter. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 4 Mar. 2022 As for the Six Triple Eight’s wartime logistical triumph, the 6888th, dispatched to Britain under the command of Col. Charity Adams in 1945, managed to clear a massive backlog in undelivered mail to soldiers in the European theater of operations. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 Since the undelivered Russian gas has nowhere else to go (at least until Russia builds a new pipeline to China), the situation can reverberate globally, hiking up prices as Europe will need to compete for LNG against Asia. Baker Institute, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Some shipping companies are charging the exporters extra for the return of undelivered containers. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 25 Apr. 2022 Other notifications about the court process sent to her in the mail were returned undelivered. ProPublica, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undelivered

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2022

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“Undelivered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undelivered. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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