1. having no owner
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How To Use unowned In A Sentence

  • We feel that those who care for cats -- both animal advocates and the 10 million householders who feed stray cats -- and those who care for birds would agree that we must find a humane way to reduce the number of unowned and homeless cats. Wayne Pacelle: Report Calling for Killing of Feral Cats Is Dangerous Shot in the Dark
  • In the almost lottery-like scramble for the ownership of vast unowned natural resources, and in the exploitation of which there was little or no competition of capital, (the capital itself rising out of the exploitation), the capable, intelligent member of the working class found a field in which to use his brains to his own advancement. THE CLASS STRUGGLE
  • Because the office refrigerator is unowned by any individual, no one feels responsibility to take care of it, and certainly no one wants to take time out of his or her busy workday to do so.
  • The allotment is a little portion of private terrain, unowned, but shared and self-governing, a sort of miniature commonwealth. Times, Sunday Times
  • At first it was patches and sections of land here and there; but as the weeks passed it was the unowned portions that became rare, until at last they stood as islands surrounded by Daylight's land. Chapter XVI
  • So somebody dumped waste in Somali waters and somebody else "stole" the unowned fish. You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up....
  • At this point, our rules for unowned property come into play: namely, that unowned resources become the property of the first people possessing them.
  • Otherwise, 'if fish are left unowned they will be plundered to extinction'. Times, Sunday Times
  • Second, there are vast unowned areas of the United States; if immigrants enter these, there can be no question of trespass.
  • As is the case with any incident within the arena of public or unowned property, be it public goods or public services, the involved parties in the paparazzi-celebrity case face a conflict of interests.
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