un·​pub·​lished ˌən-ˈpə-blisht How to pronounce unpublished (audio)
: not published: such as
: not released for public distribution or sale
an unpublished book/manuscript
: having no works that have been published
an unpublished author

Examples of unpublished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Screenplays must be original and unpublished fantastic genre works, either horror or sci-fi stories. John Hopewell, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 At this stage in his career, Frost was an unpublished poet, chicken farmer and schoolteacher. Robert Thorson, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 Crossings have slowed further since the first deportation flight from the United States landed in Venezuela on Oct. 18, according to U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss unpublished enforcement statistics. Nick Miroff, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 She was asked to return to it a few years ago, and was given access to unpublished materials. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 Weighing in at nearly two pounds and featuring more than 100 unpublished images, Slim Aarons: The Essential Collection (Abrams, October 3) gives insight into the man who most shaped public understanding of how the postwar global jet set lived. Ken Miller, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2023 Left unpublished, the suite was salvaged first by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov as a solo piano suite, further orchestrated by one of his students, and, decades later at the behest of Serge Koussevitzky, properly arranged for orchestra (in its most familiar and enduring form) in 1922 by Maurice Ravel. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2023 For only the second time in U.S. history, the unpublished DHS data shows, migrant apprehensions along the U.S. southern border surpassed 2 million. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 2 Oct. 2023 Ariely’s findings with the car-insurance company remained unpublished, but his talks had made the rounds, and his field study seemed like the perfect companion piece for joint publication. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpublished was in 1587

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“Unpublished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpublished. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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