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unknown

adjective alien, anonymous, concealed, cryptic, esoteric, foreign, hidden, incognito, indeterminate, inscrutable, insoluble, insolvable, mysterious, nameless, never experienced before, new, no credit to, novel, secret, strange, to be announced, unaccounted for, unascertained, undetermined, undistinguished, unfamiliar, unfixed, unheard-of, unidentified, unlabeled, unmeasured, unnamed, unnoted, unnoticed, unpopular, unrenowned, unseen, unset, unsettled, unspecified, unstudied, untold, untracked, withheld, without a name
See also: anonymous, blind, clandestine, concealed, covert, defunct, disputable, hidden, inexplicable, mysterious, obscure, remote, secret, surreptitious, ulterior, undisclosed, unprecedented

UNKNOWN. When goods have been stolen from some person unknown, they may be so described in the indictment; but if the owner be really known, an indictment alleging the property to belong to some person unknown is improper. 2 East's P. C. 651 1 Hale, P. C. 512; Holt's N. P. C. 596 S. C. 3 Eng. Common Law Rep. 191; 8 C. & P. 773. Vide Indictment; Quidam.

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The unknown colored; the idea at once struck him that he was supposed to be poor, and was being insulted.
In fact, the unknown spoke with that impetuosity which is the principal character of English accentuation, even among men who speak the French language with the neatest purity.
The unknown with all its terrors rushed upon him, and he shrank back instinctively into the shelter of the bush.
He stepped boldly out on it; and went down, crying with fear, into the embrace of the unknown.
The unknown profited by the opportunity and once more protested:
Go on, my dear unknown, for truly your prophecies are most agreeable
The unknown waited for silence, and then resumed, "I told you well that she would know me.
But a frightful storm drove his ship on to unknown shores, where most of his followers were put to death by the savages, and the Prince himself only managed to escape by making use of his magic pebble.
And then something gave, there was a momentary feeling of nausea, a sharp click as of the snapping of a steel wire, and I stood with my back against the wall of the cave facing my unknown foe.
He did not hesitate to simplify or to distort if he could get nearer to that unknown thing he sought.
If he had heard what Emily had heard at the time of her aunt's last illness, he would have called to mind Miss Letitia's betrayal of her interest in some man unknown, whom she believed to have been beguiled by Miss Jethro--and he would have perceived that the vindictive hatred, thus produced, must have inspired the letter of denunciation which the schoolmistress had acknowledged.
Alas," cried Monte Cristo, striving to repress his emotion, "if Lord Wilmore was your unknown benefactor, I fear you will never see him again.