- not seen; unperceived; unobserved; invisible.
- recognized or comprehended without prior study, as a written text or musical score.
Origin of unseen
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Examples from the Web for unseen
I walked home alone, in the dark, all the unseen voices of that evening still ringing in my ears.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline
November 20, 2014
The presence of the chicken feet protects and preserves the unseen but nonetheless unbreakable bonds of love and family.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism
November 8, 2014
She said that whenever she came into the room, she had felt the radiation of a vast and unseen force.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
In the play, Gallagher plays Jimmy, who has been friends with the unseen Sam for more than 25 years.Into the Grindr of the Gay Dating Game: Sex, Death, and Aging in ‘Stealing Sam’
September 18, 2014
Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal.The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, Aug 24, 2014
The Daily Beast
August 24, 2014
The faith that others give to what is unseen, I give to what one can touch, and look at.De Profundis
Though it faced directly toward them, the men knew that they were as yet unseen.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
There was a stir on the island, while we were in the water, but we all got ashore, safe and unseen.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Then the day slipped over an unseen height, and fell into a sheltered calm.Tiverton Tales
But the warning voice from that unseen bridge disconcerted her.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
- not observed or perceived; invisible
- (of passages of writing) not previously seen or prepared
- mainly British a passage, not previously seen, that is presented to students for translation
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Word Origin and History for unseen
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with unseen
see sight unseen.
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