Definition of unchosen in US English:



  • Not chosen.

    • ‘A democracy requires both a range of common experiences and unanticipated, unchosen exposures to diverse topics and ideas.’
    • ‘Then, until the desired sample size is reached, find the unchosen population member that, when added to the current sample, most improves our objective function.’
    • ‘And imagine what a panel of unchosen writers would be like…’
    • ‘Hope all the artists, chosen and unchosen, get a boost in sales from the appearance on the show.’
    • ‘At present, parents accept their children as they find them in an attitude of ‘natural humility’ to the unchosen results of procreation.’
    • ‘But it is a mistake to think that racial or sex discrimination is morally objectionable because of the biological fixity or unchosen nature of race and sex.’
    • ‘The replacement cards are added to the bidder's hand and the unchosen widow cards are added to the discards.’
    • ‘An unchosen card cannot beat a card of a chosen suit in any circumstances.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the difference principle does not make any such distinction between chosen and unchosen inequalities.’
    • ‘In the foreground is their condemnation of various parochialisms, patriotisms, and unchosen loyalties that limit personal autonomy and voluntarism.’
    • ‘The problems in individual filtering, and the value of shared experiences and unchosen exposures, are best approached through two different routes.’
    • ‘Is it good to get melancholic from time to time about lost loves and the paths unchosen?’
    • ‘They force them into unchosen activities, pushing them into unnecessary competition in areas they care or don't care for, straining kid's friendships and taking the joy out of everything.’
    • ‘In which case, the odds are high - 99/100 to be exact - that the prize lies behind that one unchosen door that Monty did not open.’
    • ‘Still, he intimated what direction it would lie in: the direction, namely, that a person's race or ethnicity is permanent, being unchosen, rather than changeable, because chosen.’
    • ‘The Church was responding, it seems, to the growing sociological and psychological evidence that, for a small minority of people, homosexuality is unchosen and unalterable.’
    • ‘After all, factors unchosen by the person play an essential role in shaping action, and when those factors are appreciated, this can dampen our retributive impulses.’
    • ‘Throw out the rascals speaks the more dramatically after decades of unchosen and oppressive regimes.’
    • ‘One's race is unchosen; no-one can be condemned for membership of a racial group.’
    • ‘Carl bears no more responsibility for his small size than Nate: in both cases, shortness was an equally unchosen result of the natural lottery.’