The City in the 70s would be unrecognizable to denizens of the gentrified metropolis of today.
“The Basijis [militia] were unrecognizable,” a journalist told The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity.
The once handsome young man was unrecognizable in his squalor.
“It is a political lesson,” he says of that unrecognizable landscape into which The Wish Maker emerged.
The former actress is unrecognizable in a new photo posted on her Twitter account.
Don Miguel appeared; thanks to Flying Eagle, he was unrecognizable.
The third body, that of a woman, was reduced to an unrecognizable mass.
Here, feebly moaning, lay poor Jim, kicked and clubbed into most unrecognizable pulp.
What one man has, every man has, however hidden and unrecognizable.
From that time the pathological record of Napoleon's fatal malady has been unnumbered, and—to the million—unrecognizable.
early 15c., "resume possession of land," back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre "to know again, identify, recognize," from Latin recognoscere "acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify," from re- "again" (see re-) + cognoscere "know" (see cognizance). Meaning "know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt" first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.