un·named | \ˌən-ˈnāmd \

Definition of unnamed 

: not having a name or identified by name : not named a newly discovered and unnamed species received their information from an unnamed informant

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An unnamed young woman–blond, beautiful, a graduate of Columbia University–hates everything and everyone in shiny, brittle Manhattan, circa 2000. Clare Mchugh, Time, "Why Ottessa Moshfegh Is One of the Best Novelists of the Summer," 12 July 2018 An unnamed woman driving a black Chevy Impala led Conroe police on a high-speed chase from Montgomery County to the Louetta exit of the Hardy Toll Road, KPRC reported. Victoria Cheyne, Houston Chronicle, "Police chase leaves Hardy Toll Road clogged with heavy traffic and woman in custody," 2 July 2018 The actress plays an unnamed woman who, speaking from inside a small, pale blue box, relates the story of her relationship with a man who later becomes her husband and father of her two children. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Girls & Boys': Theater Review," 28 June 2018 According to Spanish outlet Marca, the offer was made to his agent, Jorge Mendes, by an unnamed Chinese club in December 2017. SI.com, "Report Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Turned Down Mega Money Offer to Play in China Last Season," 8 July 2018 The lawsuit names Polynesian Inn LLC, Bickford and an unnamed representative of Ganoe’s estate as defendants. Marco Santana, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Murder case that saw Aramis Ayala, Rick Scott clash central to insurance suit," 6 July 2018 South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing unnamed sources, said the North requested talks at a higher level. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong Un," 13 July 2018 There are still no team colors, with unnamed Miami MLS still toiling out black and white in the interim. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "David Beckham’s saw first-hand the mixed emotions about his proposed Miami MLS plan," 12 July 2018 They would be given three months to depart Israel for an unnamed country in Africa. Brian Goldstone, The New Republic, "Essential reporting, interpretation, and opinion on politics and culture. Don't miss our latest.," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of unnamed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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evasion of direct action or statement

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