un·​spent | \ ˌən-ˈspent How to pronounce unspent (audio) \

Definition of unspent

: not used up : not spent unspent funds

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Recent Examples on the Web This debate concerned money from the unspent portion of the $4 billion that Congress sent to the state under the Cares Act. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Carolina Victory for School Choice," 7 Sep. 2020 Congress has already passed $3 trillion in coronavirus aid since March, and much of it remains unspent. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "'Come up with more money': Pelosi not budging on virus aid stalemate with Trump," 27 Aug. 2020 But state law allows county commissioners to transfer unspent money out of such taxing districts and move it into their general funds. Jason Garcia, orlandosentinel.com, "Big-business lobbying group paying for attack ads in Orange County commission race," 15 Aug. 2020 The report issued Thursday reveals the department has a nearly 26% vacancy rate and high staff turnover, insufficient contract oversight, and $26.5 million in unspent revenue — despite a spike in homelessness that is growing. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 7-8," 12 Aug. 2020 In addition to recasting the city’s business tax structure, the measure would also unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues that have gone unspent because of ongoing legal disputes. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "SF planning to add mental-health crisis teams to aid people on the streets in psychiatric distress," 11 Aug. 2020 The administration says states have lots of unspent funds that Congress provided months ago for pandemic relief. Paul Cobler, Dallas News, "As unemployed wait for relief, Texas leaders unsure how Trump’s order would work," 10 Aug. 2020 President Trump is claiming that much of this money is unspent funds previously approved by Congress. Jessica Menton, USA TODAY, "'An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive order is a scramble for unemployment aid," 9 Aug. 2020 Nearly 80% of the funding, or about $3.9 million, remains unspent. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix and housing groups ask Ducey to extend Arizona's halt on evictions until end of 2020," 13 July 2020

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First Known Use of unspent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unspent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspent. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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