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 The tried-and-true should bear sweeter fruit than the unknown. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 There is something about the unknown that is exciting — going with the flow. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 3 Sep. 2023 What’s more, Ericsson detailed to IndyStar in an exclusive interview, is the promise of another dive into the unknown that, if executed on, could deliver similar – if not better – results than those the 32-year-old produced in the No. 8 Honda. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Aug. 2023 Fitzgerald said the preliminary investigation shows that the first two victims were hanging out in the yard when the unknown suspect fired shots at them. Carol Robinson |, al, 21 Aug. 2023 This film has a strong cast (including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, John Ortiz), and TBH, what's scarier than the unknown entity of space? Watch Now 34 The Ritual (2017) Netflix is known for its killer original content, and The Ritual is no exception. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 21 Aug. 2023 Six years ago, the unknown shopper was looking for scrap frames in Manchester and found a fairly basic one surrounding an oil painting. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 When a slip of the tongue by a bank employee reveals the unknown existence of a property purchased by the company, Cruz has wonderful moments of wounded rage. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 In her official Masked Singer profile photo, the unknown vocalist is decked in a punk-rock red dress with a voluminous short skirt underneath a spiked black leather jacket and complemented by knee-high black boots and black leather choker with a rockabilly bandana tied up around her oversized ears. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The unknown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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