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[ US /ənsəˈpɔɹtɪd/ ]
[ UK /ʌnsəpˈɔːtɪd/ ]
  1. not held up or borne
    removal of the central post left the roof unsupported
  2. not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid
    unsupported accusations
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How To Use unsupported In A Sentence

  • The latest strategy is now seen dropping unsupported accusations across the media spectrum to the effect that the intelligence agency's assignment of Ambassador Joseph Wilson to look into the now-discredited Iraq/Niger/uranium claims were all part of a long-term insidious scheme to try and discredit the Bush Administration. Brad Friedman: Wingnuts Declare Coordinated All-Out Cross-Media War on CIA as Newest Front in TreasonGate!
  • Perret considers this dispatch an anomaly: "It stands alone, unsupported, unrepeated."
  • Hotspur is an uncommon man, whose uncommonness is unsupported by his father at a critical moment. William Shakespeare
  • Telfer's accounts of this and other pitched battles with ‘myalls’ might be dismissed by the sceptic as unsupported hearsay.
  • I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. First Open Thread-- What's on your mind? Log in and add your comments
  • Jules Galdea explained to us that these revolving fan-like wheels on top of the cars destroyed atmospheric pressure, or what is generally understood by the term gravitation, and with this force thus destroyed or rendered nugatory the car is as safe from falling to one side or the other from the single rail track as if it were in a vacuum; the fly wheels in their rapid revolutions destroying effectually the so-called power of gravitation, or the force of atmospheric pressure or whatever potent influence it may be that causes all unsupported things to fall downward to the earth's surface or to the nearest point of resistance. The Smoky God, or: A Voyage to the Inner World
  • Unsupported mothers are one of the fastest-growing groups of welfare claimants.
  • With flight times to Mars in the region of 150 days (and total mission durations in the region of 900 days, IIRC), we need to practice closed-loop long-term unsupported life support in exo-geo-magnetosphere conditions. Moon Outpost or Bust - NASA Watch
  • That the Toibin review is of a novel while the Updike review considers a collection of stories may partly account for the greater reliance on plot summary in the former (as well might various editorial policies of which we as readers of the review cannot finally be aware), but the temptation to "review" mostly by condensing story and making a few unsupported critical remarks is apparently an inherent feature of journalism-based book reviewing. Book Reviewing
  • The exposure of the upper person shows the size and tumidity of the areola, even in young girls; being unsupported, the mammae soon become flaccid. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo
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