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  • adj. Not imagined or expected


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  • His antic use of this never-failing formula got him briefly disowned by his American publisher and was claimed by Ballard as “pornographic science fiction,” but if you can read “The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered As a Downhill Motor Race” or “Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan” in search of sexual gratification, you must be jaded by disorders undreamed-of by this reviewer.

    The Catastrophist

  • A whole generation of young men had died in hitherto undreamed-of conditions, and social values had been turned upside down.

    A Conversation with Kazuo Ishiguro about Never Let Me Go

  • When we wrote that portion of our chapter on the history of scavenging, it was mid-2008 and the current crisis was well in the future, as yet undreamed-of.

    New Hoovervilles « Scavenging

  • Somewhere within her, responsive notes were answering to the things without, forgotten and undreamed-of correspondences were being renewed; and she was aware of it in an incurious way, and her soul was troubled, but she was not equal to the mental exultation necessary to transmute and understand.


  • That practice is now quite common in many countries, adding years to the lives of the buyers, and undreamed-of wealth to the donors and their families.

    Organ Transplant Market?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • By seeming to confirm that view, a senior NPR fundraising official has provided the network's critics with undreamed-of ammunition.

    Peter Hart: Stinging NPR: James O'Keefe's Big Nothing

  • Although, as I said before, I know only a few insects, I at once had the impression of something undreamed-of, something extremely bizarre — the impression, let us say, of an insect from the moon.


  • As if to celebrate some unprecedented triumph in the agricultural sphere, of the sort that leads to an undreamed-of surplus, the survivors and, one sometimes suspects, the sick and wounded of the nation's turkey-camps are rounded up and executed for a second great annual immolation.

    Forced Merriment: The True Spirit of Christmas

  • Aside from the numbers, I agree with the possibilities, not because Europe or the rest of the world will decline in absolute terms but because ambition and competitiveness will push China, India and the US to undreamed-of heights.

    China and India, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • It was unparalleled, undreamed-of, that I, Humphrey Van Weyden, a scholar and a dilettante, if you please, in things artistic and literary, should be lying here on a Bering Sea seal-hunting schooner.

    Chapter 4


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