American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not previously known; unknown.
- adj. Without precedent; unparalleled.
- adj. Highly offensive; outrageous or brazen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. previously unknown
“According to Erenberg, they “fostered an unheard-of casualness between partners, permitted greater options in holds and distances, and symbolized the high value placed on mutual heterosexual intimacy and attraction.””
“The consistent quality of such work is, nontheless amazing, as are the many unlikely or unheard-of places where these churches and chapels still stand.”
“But when the De Lacey family is imprisoned for assisting in his escape, "the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and impotence, became a traitor to good feeling and honour, and had quitted Italy with his daughter" (II: 6: 15).”
“Over the course of your ten years as the New Labour Chancellor you systematically destroyed our gold reserves, increased debt to unheard-of levels, taxed Middle England into penury and presided over the complete collapse of pension funds.”
“Other blacks there were on board, from unheard-of far places, and when the white man spoke to them, they tore the long feather from Mauki's hair, cut that same hair short, and wrapped about his waist a lava-lava of bright yellow calico.”
“It is beautifully aged, and Mr. Pike is certain that it is some sort of a mild and unheard-of brandy.”
“I wrote for seven hours today, which is an unheard-of stretch of time for me.”
“He called this phenomenon "a truly alarming spectacle, if we consider not only how extensively attacks are spreading but also their unheard-of numerical proportion, and the fact that they receive widespread legal approval and the involvement of certain sectors of health-care personnel.”
“The Market's methods became so successful, and the detection of his shipments became so rare, he boasts, that the Calí cartel raised his credit-rating to an unheard-of two tons—meaning that he could afford to lose that much before being beheaded.”
“Wire blogger Tim Craig reports that the council approved emergency legislation Tuesday giving bars and nightclubs the option of staying open until an unheard-of 4 a.m. on daylight savings day, March 13.”
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