not seen; unperceived; unobserved; invisible.
recognized or comprehended without prior study, as a written text or musical score.
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How to use unseen in a sentence
That number is higher than the official case count because it includes an estimate of infections that go unseen, unfelt, or unreported.Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US | David Rotman | August 11, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
For creatures at these depths, trying to swim here unseen is “like trying to play hide and seek on a football field,” says Karen Osborn.Superblack fish can disappear in the deep sea’s darkness | Erin Garcia de Jesus | August 10, 2020 | Science News For Students
Instead they are spotted as shadows crossing in front of their stars, or inferred as unseen forces tugging at their stars.This is the first picture of a sunlike star with multiple exoplanets | Lisa Grossman | July 22, 2020 | Science News
Such eyes in the skies, WMO notes, can record extremes that might otherwise go unseen.Lightning megaflashes set big new distance and duration records | Carolyn Gramling | July 21, 2020 | Science News For Students
They thought these must have been created by unseen exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system.
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 | Tim Teeman | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She said that whenever she came into the room, she had felt the radiation of a vast and unseen force.
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’ | Tim Teeman | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal.
No notice being taken of the taps, the unseen visitor, after a short lapse, ventured to open the door and peep in.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
And Punch would get out of bed with raging hate in his heart against all the world, seen and unseen.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Her feet crush creeping things: there is a busy ant or blazoned beetle, with its back broken, writhing in the dust, unseen.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
He glanced sharply from face to face, feeling as though some silent, unseen process were changing everything about him.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for unseen
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with unseen
see sight unseen.
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