un·​sent ˌən-ˈsent How to pronounce unsent (audio)
: not sent
unsent letters
unsent emails

Examples of unsent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murphy also made the case that Trump planned all along to urge those at the rally to go to the Capitol, presenting an unsent tweet in which Trump announced a march up Pennsylvania Avenue after the rally and a text from Alexander indicating that a march on the Capitol was premeditated. Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 But now that Charles is king, Allen said that her letter would remain unsent. Alex Marshall, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2022 Messages can be unsent for up to two minutes after they’ve been sent, and they can be edited for up to 15 minutes after being sent. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 26 Oct. 2022 And the sender must hope the recipient didn’t see a preview of the original message on the lock screen before it was edited or unsent. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, 17 Sep. 2022 Your recipients will see a note in the chat that a message was unsent. Joanna Stern, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2022 On Ventura and iOS 16 devices, users will be notified when messages have been unsent or edited. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 1 July 2022 An earlier version of this piece didn't accurately describe how older operating systems will handle edited and unsent iMessages from Ventura or iOS 16; that description has been corrected. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 1 July 2022 Apple will notify all parties in a conversation that a message has been unsent. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsent was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Unsent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsent. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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