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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, from red, as we have seen him, became very pale.
He looked, therefore, at the unknown, as much as to say, "And then?
The unknown plunged his hand into the pocket of his haut-de-chausses, and emptied it.
That is but right," said the unknown, after a long silence, "but as I have no more money, as you have seen, and as I yet must retain the apartments, you must either sell this diamond in the city, or hold it in pledge.
Cropole looked at the diamond so long, that the unknown said, hastily:
monsieur," replied Cropole, ashamed of the sudden inferiority which the unknown reflected upon him by this noble and disinterested confidence, as well as by the unalterable patience opposed to so many suspicions and evasions.
The cub's fear of the unknown was an inherited distrust, and it had now been strengthened by experience.
Barbicane, ever since the interference of the unknown, had been making fearful efforts of self-control; now, however, seeing himself directly attacked, he could restrain himself no longer.
However, the unknown had not profited by the tumult to quit his post.
The two enemies, still mutually unknown, gazed at each other.
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.