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Not mutilated:‘few clean and unmutilated specimens turn up’
whole, entire, complete, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired, unflawed, faultless, flawless, unscathed, untouched, unspoilt, unmutilated, unsevered, unblemished, unmarred, unmarked, perfect, pristine, inviolate, unviolated, undefiled, unsullied, in one pieceView synonyms
- ‘Waving an unmutilated flag on stage would have been lovely.’
- ‘But I'm content to let the language remain unmutilated and assume that right-thinking people remember all that.’
- ‘The studio was empty, the couch and the bed gone, the screen taken away, but the place was otherwise unmutilated.’
- ‘Growing up unmutilated in Africa - investigating the problems and consequences of female genital mutilation common in some African societies.’
- ‘Thus, if the tip were removed from a leaf of A. viridis and a half-lamina were then treated as if unmutilated, B would inevitably be increased and x could fall below 1.’
- ‘Kodak pays Target US30¢ for each unmutilated shell.’
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