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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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Another objectionable circumstance is, that the pokey unknowns support each other in being unimpressible.
The unfortunate girl is pining away in some unknown land, where perhaps no foot of man has ever trod, and I shall see her no more.
A hoarse cry, uttered by Genevieve, seemed uttered as a warning to the unknown woman, who turned suddenly, throwing back her hair from either side of her face.
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.
Dreadful nightmares beset me; I saw in these mysterious asylums a world of unknown animals, amongst which this submarine boat seemed to be of the same kind, living, moving, and formidable as they.
All eyes were turned towards this man--for to all except Athos he was unknown.
This letter" (as he spoke, Maximilian drew a letter from the purse and gave it to the count) -- "this letter was written by him the day that my father had taken a desperate resolution, and this diamond was given by the generous unknown to my sister as her dowry.
The first of the above mentioned views was, at present, uppermost in his mind--the exploring of unknown regions.
The seeds of constant association had, unknown to herself, taken deep root, and it was not in the power of Anna Miller to eradicate impressions which had been fastened by the example of the aunt, and cherished by the society of her cousin.
The unknown concluded they were about to introduce the impatiently expected traveler, and made three precipitate steps to meet him.
He would tell the history of the mighty river so rapidly explored (for some of the first conquerors of Peru actually crossed the entire continent upon its waters), and yet so unknown in regard to all that lay behind its ever-changing banks.
And every road is fenced in by tall, solid lava walls, which will last a thousand years in this land where frost is unknown.