One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not perceived; unobserved.‘the full significance of this went unperceived’
- ‘He suffered injury by frostbite when ice and snow entered his boot through a minute and unperceived hole in the toecap and, in the extreme weather conditions existing, the claimant got frostbite in his toe.’
- ‘This is a modulating, indistinct musical ambience that arrives and departs through unperceived apertures in the space-time fabric and boast passages so quiet and still as to blur the line between something and nothing.’
- ‘Anne Elliot's unperceived beauty and taken-for-granted goodness are rewarded with true love, despite ugly sisters, other snooty barnyard creatures, and a kind but bad counsellor in her mother's best friend Lady Russell.’
- ‘If to be is, as Berkeley insists, to be perceived, then the unperceived desk does not exist, despite the fact that it would be perceived and thus would exist if someone opened the office door.’
- ‘Because an event of this kind evokes this astonishment over what is new, we talk about discoveries, meaning the disclosure of what has been hidden and the perception of what was hitherto unperceived.’
- ‘Most whale encounters occur in deep waters where unperceived currents and wave action can soon tire a snorkeler and possibly lead to panic.’
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