Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNHEARD

His approach to the house Number 574 had to be swift, direct, unseen, unheard.

Subtler than sound, and felt, unheard, in the depth of the spirit.

They thought only how to profit by a success so unheard of and so unexpected.

It was a magnificent article, attacking the insurgents with unheard of violence.

There were comforting, unheard, easily dismissable murmurings now and again.

Evidently her questions, and their diplomatic prelude, had been unheard and wasted.

They were unheard—at least, no one emerged from the bungalow.

Sanitary restrictions, seemingly so necessary in hot climates, were unheard of.

They pray—and their prayers ascend to heaven, unheard on earth!

"It was unheard of; it was shameful," Miss Haldin pursued, with angry eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 "not detected by sense of hearing," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hear. Meaning "unknown, new" is attested from late 14c. (Old English had ungehered in this sense). Usually with of since 1590s. Cf. Old Norse oheyrðr, Danish uhørt, Middle Dutch ongehoort, Old High German ungehoret.

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