Definitions

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  • adj. Not foretold; unforeseen

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not predicted or foretold.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ foretold

Examples

  • It is not accidental, it is not something unforetold, it is something we could have avoided and it cannot be excused -- given the blood and treasure we have spent in the name of making it not happen.

    Rick Tumlinson: The End of the Shuttle: The Real Reason We Send People Into Space

  • The future it foresees with nuclear medicine and video tape, in which “a program can be recorded and played back at any time, immediately, if desired without any laboratory processing,” became a part of our lives a generation ago, and in which we have already traveled beyond that future miracle to a then-unforetold digital world.

    The Future is Now - 1955

  • What is promised one day, foretold, is unforetold the next, with no more wrenching reflection than a bee moving from one blossom to another.

    Church Going

  • They were in evil case, but they would have been all right, these men, if the cold had not come down upon them, a bolt quite literally from the blue of a clear sky: unexpected, unforetold and fatal.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • '_I_ know how these unforetold misfortunes happen.

    The Magic City

  • The resources of God are inexhaustible; and in the evolution of his prearranged ages it may be that there will arise upon the earth a race of beings of unforetold majesty, who shall disinter the remnant bones and ponder the wrecked monuments of forgotten man as we do those of the disgusting reptiles of the Saurian epoch.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

  • But this I may state in a sentence, that the greatest, probably the most prosperous, manufacturing industry that this country or the world has ever seen, has been suddenly and unexpectedly stricken down, but by a blow which had not been unforeseen or unforetold.

    Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, Volume 1

  • Vancouver-based Bank of Clark County did not die a quiet death, nor was its end unforetold.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • From there, experts confirmed, the oil will likely spread across the entire country's infrastructure and commit unforetold damage to its lakes, streams, and air.

    The New Republic - All Feed

  • And the diviner rose up, stroking his grey beard, and spake guardedly -- "There are certain events," he said, "upon the ways of Fate that are veiled even from a diviner's eyes, and many more are clear to us that were better veiled from all; much I know that is better unforetold, and some things that I may not foretell on pain of centuries of punishment.

    A Dreamer's Tales

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