from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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