Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not apprehended; not taken.
  • Not understood, perceived, or conceived of.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Not everybody thinks songwriters are today's version of the poets who Shelley Percy Bysshe, not Fabares or Winters said were "hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present ... unacknowledged legislators of the world."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Kinky Speaks: The Independent Texan Talks Democrats, The Tea Party, And Rick Perry

  • Besides Alton, three shooters were taken alive and would not name the other Grumleys who had helped in the vehicle takedown and then melted away, remaining unapprehended.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Seeing T.V. escaping, the would-be assassins ran after him; failing to catch him, they left the station unapprehended.

    The Last Empress

  • If they are unapprehended, they can go a long way, Marc.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2009

  • In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Norman Mailer (whose "An American Dream," with its unapprehended wife-murderer Stephen Richards Rojack, somewhat presaged Ellis's novel a generation ago) gives Ellis a light pat on the head for trying his hand at a serious social critique.

    Confessions Of A Serial Killer

  • The zodiac killer, still unapprehended after all this time.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2008

  • During a wave of campus violence, we postulated that students were more afraid of suddenly finding themselves as "being Baboo's campaign manager" than encountering the still-unapprehended assailant.

    American Beat: Underneath The Turban

  • Help keep our city safe from unapprehended icy* vendors.

    we love new york

  • GRACE: We are waiting to take you live to a NASA press conference after an armed man goes into NASA unapprehended and opens fire, causing evacuation after barricading himself inside the building.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2007

  • GRACE: Today, a man walks unapprehended into NASA space station and opens fire, there at our elite astronaut program.

    CNN Transcript Apr 20, 2007

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.