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unthought-of

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unthought-of so unexpected as to have not been imagined "an unhoped-for piece of luck","an unthought advantage","an unthought-of place to find the key"
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Quotations

  • W. Stanley Jevons
    W. Stanley Jevons
    “Value is the most invincible and impalpable of ghosts, and comes and goes unthought of while the visible and dense matter remains as it was.”

Usage

In literature:

A smashed lamp-post or something equally unthought of may secure the prize if the bidder be on hand.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
The hour and occasion were unthought of.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Words, long unthought of, came back to her as she looked at it.
"Thistle and Rose" by Amy Walton
It was not in this that his chief danger lay; nor from such source was it to come; but from one altogether unexpected and unthought-of.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
So was it year by year, among the unthought-of hills.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
A stray, unthought-of five minutes may contain the event of a life.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Hunger and sleep were alike unthought of.
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
They are, indeed, educators of the highest character, and they stimulate to excellence unthought of by most farmers, ten years ago.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Of relaxation there was little, and recreation was unthought of.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
And then he suddenly remembered that letter which Kiah had given him, and which had been in his pocket unthought of ever since.
"Two Maiden Aunts" by Mary H. Debenham
Bland and myself is unthought of.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
If any danger lurked near him it was unseen and unthought of.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
And the law, to obtain this fictitious resemblance to a science, leaves justice behind and unthought of.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
While the inquiry was going on, light came in from a quartet hitherto unthought of.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
A thousand mounted men were on guard at night outside the camp, but scouting and outposts were apparently unthought of.
"'Neath the Hoof of the Tartar" by Miklós Jósika
We know not to what yet unthought of heights the power of man over the agencies of nature may be carried.
"The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1" by Daniel Webster
The courtesy of the host leaves nothing unthought of.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
Likenesses, before unthought of, appear.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
And in the long centuries to come may we not develop a soul for beauties unthought of now?
"Kashmir" by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
His work developed along lines unthought-of by either Delacroix or Courbet.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
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In poetry:

Unthought of source! for now inflam'd
A ravenous tyger sprung,
And at the window vainly aim'd
To which he trembling clung.
"The Elephant" by William Hayley
Countless creatures, lone unthought of,
Swarm from every hole and nook;
What is man, that he make nought of
Other entries in God's book?
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
To die in faith, is to begin
A journey freed from care and sin;
'Tis the first step to bliss—a bliss
Unthought of in a world like this.
"Life in Death" by John Bowring
We know that even as larks in cages sing
Unthoughtful of deliverance from the curse
That holds them lifelong in a latticed hearse,
We ply spasmodically our pleasuring.
"We Are Getting to the End" by Thomas Hardy
Higher, then, and higher bear the ransomed soul,
Earthly toils forgetting, Savior, to its goal;
Where in joys unthought of saints with angels sing,
Never weary, raising, praises to their King.
"Savior, blessèd Savior" by Godfrey Thring
To feel, to know, to soar unlimited,
'Mid throngs of light-winged angels sweeping far,
And pore upon the realms unvisited,
That tesselate the unseen unthought star,
To be the thing that now I feebly dream
Flashing within my faintest, deepest gleam.
"From: A Poet's Hope" by William Ellery Channing

In news:

When a wheelchair is an ' unthought -of luxury'.
When a wheelchair is an ' unthought-of luxury'.
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