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Not having been imagined or thought of as possible:‘a previously unimagined degree of economic and social freedom’
unthought of, unpredicted, unforeseen, unanticipated, unplanned, accidental, unlooked for, unsought, unexpected, not bargained for, not bargained onsudden, abrupt, surprising, startling, astonishing, abnormal, out of the blueView synonyms
- ‘Unfortunately, even as the euro hit an all-time high, the Great Charlatan plummeted to unimagined depths.’
- ‘It also prepared the ground for war on a hitherto unimagined scale.’
- ‘For those that remain, today's reading adds new dimensions unimagined by the original creators.’
- ‘The beauty of the Olympics is ordinary people doing extraordinary things and extraordinary people doing unimagined things.’
- ‘In time, the National Highway System was formulated, enabling previously unimagined speeds.’
- ‘The story they have told is of abuse on a hitherto unimagined scale.’
- ‘The Government and the Federal Reserve have painted all of us into a corner by taking on a previously unimagined load of debt.’
- ‘Motivated by the practical need to prevent food from spoiling, Pasteur uncovered previously unimagined forms of life.’
- ‘Enron lived to open new markets in previously unimagined areas.’
- ‘Operators need to pursue technology, like smaller node sizes, which allows them to handle unimagined bandwidth demands.’
- ‘Roosevelt himself declared during his 1936 campaign, " we are fashioning an instrument of unimagined power ".’
- ‘Climate change could have previously unimagined effects, warned the experts.’
- ‘Others simply envy the unimagined dimensions of her achievement.’
- ‘Instead of being sold the unimagined exotic, department stores now sell us tangible sleaze.’
- ‘Each touch feels like the first screech of undercarriage onto the tarmac of some unimagined homeland.’
- ‘Thirteen years later he returned to stay, bringing the spirit of New York abstraction to a new and unimagined setting in Mallaig.’
- ‘She was the architect not of any bricks-and-mortar building, but of an almost unimagined institution and a virtually intangible tradition.’
- ‘Fought in April 1862, Shiloh marked a new departure in warfare, a level of death and destruction previously unknown and unimagined.’
- ‘Voyages to new and distant lands brought trade and unimagined wealth.’
- ‘But paradoxically, as the power of medicine to do good has grown to previously unimagined levels, public trust in physicians has plunged.’
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