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 Meanings and Examples of UNKNOWN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
unknown
 a.  not known before
 a.  not famous or acclaimed
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  With their Andalusian horses they penetrated into an unknown country, where they perceived no beaten track.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
2  They did not know whether they were cries of pain or joy; but they started up precipitately with that inquietude and alarm which every little thing inspires in an unknown country.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
3  While they were thus embarrassed, a large chest was brought and deposited in the presbytery for the Bishop, by two unknown horsemen, who departed on the instant.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
4  It set free all the unknown social quantities; it softened spirits, it calmed, appeased, enlightened; it caused the waves of civilization to flow over the earth.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
5  Though she had emerged from the most unfathomable depths of social shadow, she bore on her brow the sign of the anonymous and the unknown.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—A DOUBLE QUARTETTE
6  There is something of the unknown about them.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
7  Slack seasons and wretchedness were unknown.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
8  He created at his own expense an infant school, a thing then almost unknown in France, and a fund for aiding old and infirm workmen.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
9  The spirit of mighty days at that portentous moment made its descent on that unknown man.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
10  There was an unknown quantity about Thenardier; hence the absolute empire of the man over that woman.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
11  This stranger, this unknown individual, who had the air of a visit which Providence was making on Cosette, was the person whom the Thenardier hated worse than any one in the world at that moment.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
12  A new city has arisen, which is, after a fashion, unknown to him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
13  That name, thus pronounced, at that obscure hour, in that unknown spot, by that strange man, made Jean Valjean start back.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IX—THE MAN WITH THE BELL
14  In their cells, they deliver themselves up to many unknown macerations, of which they must never speak.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—AUSTERITIES
15  de Rohan, quite unknown to himself, was an object of attention to the school-girls.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V—DISTRACTIONS
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  A generation ago genetic codes were certainly unknown.
2  The author is virtually unknown outside Poland.
3  I'm working toward the slice of the unknown future step away, never stop.
4  No safe wading in an unknown water.
5  Those who dared to launch out beyond the unknown waters became the discoverers of new lands.
6  The doctors have attributed the cause of the illness to an unknown virus.
7  The cause of autism is unknown.
8  The very concept of free speech is unknown to them.
9  The outcome of their discussion is still unknown.
10  The side-effects of the drug are as yet unknown.
11  Love is an unknown place that no saying from all around the worldcan explain.
12  A generation ago, home computers were virtually unknown.
13  Someone unknown tipped off the police about the plan to rob the bank.
14  The present whereabouts of the manuscript is unknown.
15  These sites remain largely unknown to the British public.