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adjective as in not said

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The unspoken kindness and indifference with which people would elbow past each other, occasionally trampling on each other’s feet on their way in and out of the train, is a lesson in letting go I update myself with every time I’m back in Mumbai.

As the unspoken feelings between them become evident, the most important relationship in the film emerges.

On a more subtextual level, it could refer to the unspoken tensions that underlie their brief, emotionally strained interactions.

Currently, there’s an unspoken expectation that young gymnasts enter the Level 10 ranks by 8th or 9th grade, when they start being unofficially recruited, but a delayed timeline could shake up this schedule.

The women and people of color who were admitted into these spaces did so with an unspoken caveat that they would make themselves amenable to the status quo.

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The unspoken question from his son and the thousands of other kids was, “Could it happen to you?”

The unspoken controversy surrounding Hall lies in that he is challenging the status quo, which is cherished in Texas.

She refused to participate in political bribery, which is the unspoken prerequisite backbone of this world.

Flagrant anti-Semitism fell out of favor and was replaced by a closeted, unspoken bigotry.

The threat of Ebola is incredibly real, and though mostly unspoken, it is a concern for many across The Gambia.

“Well, I hope he does,” sighed Sol, the sigh being breathed to give expression of what remained unspoken.

For a split second something leaped unspoken between them, as if doors in both their minds had opened and closed again.

He took his leave respectfully, and the three generous souls felt his unspoken gratitude.

Notwithstanding Thurstane's shyness and silences, she discovered his moral weight and gathered his unspoken meanings.

The afternoon wore heavily away in the unspoken anguish of love and pride and suspicion.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unspoken, such as: implicit, implied, tacit, inarticulate, inferred, and intimated.

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