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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NAMELESS

He would not adopt a nameless orphan, found with a poor goatherd of Phelle.

She seemed to grow stiff, and her eyes dilated with a nameless horror.

Yet there was a nameless air of preparation in the room, as if it were strung up for an occasion.

"But you are not Karl Armstadt," she stammered, as she realized that I was a nameless stranger.

The disgrace is nameless, only they are callous enough not to feel it.

O shame upon the nameless knight, to flee where a woman fought!

The Villa of Galileo, the nameless composition with stone pines, 43.

She would be as nothing—or she would be as something terrible, nameless.

Such an unlooked for bringing to light of things that must be nameless!

There will be hours of nameless discouragement for all who climb the rock.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "undistinguished," from name (n.) + -less. Meaning "having no name" is early 15c.; that of "too abominable to be named" is from 1610s. Cf. Dutch naamloos, German namenlos. Related: Namelessly; namelessness.

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