unsent

adjective
un·sent | \ˌən-ˈsent \

Definition of unsent 

: not sent unsent letters unsent e-mails

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The adventures that follow for Nathaniel are triggered both by hormones and by finding, with his sister, their mother's full, unsent trunk in the basement. Bethanne Patrick, latimes.com, "Michael Ondaatje's novel 'Warlight' is a masterpiece of shifting memory," 3 May 2018 One year after the artist's death, Armand is recruited by his father, Joseph, to track down Van Gogh's brother, Theo, and place in his hands an unsent letter from Vincent that has just turned up. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "Loving Vincent looks at the real Van Gogh—and the one we want to remember," 19 Oct. 2017 Investigators are also likely to be interested in an unsent letter drafted by President Trump and a top aide laying out his rationale for firing the F.B.I. director. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Donald Trump Jr. to Meet With Senate Russia Investigators," 6 Sep. 2017 VMAs host Katy Perry frequently joked about current events throughout the show, from admiring a Handmaid's Tale costume to referencing one of her unsent tweets about a Hillary Clinton presidency. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "2017 VMAs preach politics with anti-white supremacy, Colin Kaepernick commentary," 27 Aug. 2017 Much of the narrative is in the form of unsent letters from Agnes to her mother, letters that keep the thought of her near yet at the same time reinforce the awareness of her absence. Pamela Erens, New York Times, "‘Motherest’ Wrestles With the Contradictions of Parental Love," 23 Aug. 2017

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1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsent was in 1548

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