Definition of 'unfinished'
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The Mass survives as one of the great unfinished works. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No sense of unfinished business, then? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is unfinished business and a long-term project. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As time has passed, it feels as though there is unfinished business here. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is why the midfielder always felt he had unfinished business on Teesside and knew he would be back one day. The Sun (2016)Before giving 2016 a hearty kick into the past tense, we have unfinished business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I think it's unfinished business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At first he resisted, telling the scores of middlemen surrounding the deal that he had unfinished business with Chelsea. The Sun (2017)He spoke without a script, often rambling, leaving sentences unfinished in a stream of consciousness that often got him into trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have some unfinished business to conclude. Man of Honour (2007)The sentence is left unfinished but the implication is clear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Or any number of other famous unfinished works. Christianity Today (2000)There is unfinished business and a feeling to put things right. The Sun (2011)That unfinished sentence hangs in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Much of the unfinished work includes tracking down agents. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At this stage of my career there is unfinished business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our team still has unfinished business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is one piece of intriguing unfinished business here, too. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This will ensure that you do not send unfinished work or lose well-crafted paragraphs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Going home to unfinished business is a well-trodden and predictable film journey. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Before we change humanity, we have the unfinished business of the earth to attend to. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)I have unfinished business with this car. The Sun (2015)Upon her death, he is bequeathed her unfinished work and is left with the question of how to proceed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And the humanity of something unfinished I find really exciting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Compare this with canvases that, at the time, felt unfinished to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of course, this is unfinished work: neither picture was intended for display. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)While sympathetic towards his future employers, there is unfinished business with his home-town club. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's soon clear he has unfinished business with Rachel. The Sun (2006)He said: 'There is some unfinished business. The Sun (2014)I have unfinished business in ODIs. The Sun (2012)They said Spanish giants Real would be back to sort out unfinished business at the end of this season. The Sun (2016)Further along, some of the unfinished works that have been included are so unfinished, it would have been kinder to leave them out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As well as continuing to publish her own work amid all this she worked on her husband's literary legacy, seeking to complete unfinished work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After her death in 2008 his daughter and son enabled him to carry on alone at home, struggling to write an unfinished work despite failing eyesight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'unfinished'
British English: unfinished ADJECTIVE
If you describe something such as a work of art or a piece of work as unfinished, you mean that it is not complete, for example because it was abandoned or there was no time to complete it.
...her unfinished novel.
Definition of unfinished from the Collins English Dictionary
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