un·​re·​stored ˌən-ri-ˈstȯrd How to pronounce unrestored (audio)
: not brought back into a former or original state : not restored
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Examples of unrestored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former commands, on average, $4,500 to $8,000 (mostly depending on its condition), while a copy with an unrestored dust jacket is likely to command at least $100,000. Francesca Mancino, The Atlantic, 2 May 2024 In 2011, an unrestored 1957 250 TR reportedly fetched $39 million at an auction in the UK. Erik Shilling, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024 Only two other unrestored versions have ever earned higher ratings, per the Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2024 This month’s auction for one of the three best unrestored copies known to exist, professionally certified in 8.5 (out of 10) condition, is no exception. Rob Salkowitz, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The comic, part of Heritage Auctions’s Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, is an unrestored copy graded CGC Very Fine+ 8.5. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 Only two other unrestored copies exist in better condition, Heritage Auctions said, and only 100 in total are estimated to survive out of the 200,000 originally printed. Issy Ronald, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 Only two other unrestored versions have ever graded higher. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2024 Furthermore, only two unrestored copies have ever been graded higher than 8.5. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrestored was in the 14th century

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“Unrestored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestored. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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