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  • • Meanwhile, last week's literary salon at Shoreditch House revealed the hitherto unguessed-at intellectual depths of our favourite tvTV soaps.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Why, otherwise, would a visionary not want to emulate Blair, Michelle Obama and David Cameron, and recruit a sea of juvenile extras to reinforce the message of hope and transformation, or in the Queen or Gordon Brown's case, unguessed-at reserves of vivacity?

    The pitiful Olympic mascots sum up this sorry affair

  • That his urgency had captured her too, lifting her, all unaware, to some other unguessed-at plane with heart-stopping speed, showing her that the pinnacle of rapture was there, waiting for her if only — if only she could reach …

    The Count's Blackmail Bargain

  • Deep valleys and gorges offered unguessed-at opportunities for concealment.

    Blazing Sun

  • And the Wabbly had no defense against the unguessed-at effects of unknown weapons except ....

    Morale A Story of the War of 1941-43

  • The other medallions seemed to contain apparatus for purposes yet unguessed-at.

    Long Ago, Far Away

  • Mezelais she had viewed the great conqueror as through an aweful haze of forerunning rumor, twin to that golden vapor which enswathes a god and transmutes whatever in corporeal man would have been a defect into some divine and hitherto unguessed-at excellence.

    Chivalry

  • Mezelais she had viewed the great conqueror as through an aweful haze of forerunning rumor, twin to that golden vapor which enswathes a god and transmutes whatever in corporeal man had been a defect into some divine and hitherto unguessed-at excellence.

    Chivalry

  • He looked at her fixedly, as though unguessed-at horizons of innocence widened inimitably before his horrified eyes.

    The Bent Twig

  • Two of them were shut tight, and he could not kick them open; the dried-out teak and the heavy iron bolts held as though they had been built to resist a siege; the noise that he made as he rattled at them frightened a swarm of unseen things - unguessed-at shapes - that scurried away.

    Rung Ho

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