the unknown


: a place, situation, or thing that is not known about or understood
explorers venturing off into the unknown
: a situation that one is unfamiliar with
A fear of the unknown kept her from changing jobs.

Examples of the unknown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But imagine that Biden’s polling nose-dives and Democrats take the plunge into the unknown. Stephen Stromberg, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 If the mere thought of this feels like a foreign concept, consider this an opportunity to venture into the unknown. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 6 July 2024 New Metaphors For New Worlds Metaphors make the unknown manageable, approachable and discoverable. Discover Magazine, 21 June 2024 Also added to the voice cast is Ann Dowd as The Prophet, a philosophical guide for the human resistance, helping shepherd survivors in the darkness of the unknown future ahead. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the unknown 

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“The unknown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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