un·​stat·​ed | \ˌən-ˈstā-təd \

Definition of unstated 

: not directly stated or set forth a change made for reasons left unstated unstated motives

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The unstated goal was making a connection with future graduates. Michael Sasso, chicagotribune.com, "'Sexiest job' ignites talent wars as demand for data geeks soars," 21 May 2018 Vick doesn't have anywhere else to go, other than a pro league that isn't the NBA and the unstated motivator all season will be that Self's word and playing time decisions will have a lot to do with Vick's financial and basketball future. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs' defense, Royals' place, Vick's surprise & the Sam Mellinger I never met," 3 July 2018 This speaks to the second, unstated, motive—to cut the size of these programmes. The Economist, "Remaking the federal government," 28 June 2018 The camera and the performers capture unstated nuances of feeling, while registering the wonderful absurdity of the situation. Fellipe Barbosa, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Gabriel and the Mountain,’ Recalling a Tragic Adventure," 13 June 2018 The unstated reason for the shorter visas is that the U.S. government can keep students with malevolent intentions on a shorter leash. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "More restrictive U.S. policy on Chinese graduate student visas raises alarm," 11 June 2018 The unstated assumption of the case that Mueller should stay away from this topic is that Trump managed to evade scrutiny of his business record during the campaign, and the campaign was the public’s one and only shot at accountability. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "In Year Two, Mueller Is Wading Into a Bottomless Pit of Trump Sleaze," 17 May 2018 The Second Amendment is the only one that implicates possession of a tangible object, and the unstated reason people require guns to defend themselves is that other people—bad people—are assumed to have guns, too. Jay Willis, GQ, "Owning a Gun in America Is a Luxury," 30 Apr. 2018 Left unstated was the fact that, at 15 months, Lightfoot has had by far the longest tenure of any acting administrator at NASA. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "After 15 months, NASA finally has an administrator [Updated]," 19 Apr. 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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