from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not forewarned; not previously warned or admonished.


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  • I was all unforewarned and it made my heart stand still.

    Mark Twain Ron Powers 2005

  • I was all unforewarned and it made my heart stand still.

    Mark Twain Ron Powers 2005

  • My point was simply that an unforewarned expert provides a more solid basis for judgment than does one who is alerted to the suspicion that a particular member of a set is thought not to belong to the set.

    Forgery McCarthy, Elizabeth 1966

  • It is no imputation on democratic forms of government, it is the unexampled prosperity of nearly half a century that is in fault, if a sudden and unforewarned danger finds us without a leader, whether civil or military, whom the people are willing to trust implicitly, and who can in some sense control events by the prestige of a great name.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861 Various

  • That through two sundered hearts without visible communication can spring up, unforewarned, a single desire, a single purpose?

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C. William Stearns Davis 1903

  • I tell you if you had only gone on, unforewarned, you would have come out a hero and the master of them all.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife M��r J��kai 1864

  • Grant the strongest presumable motives to the act; grant that, unforewarned, I would slay myself outright at the time appointed: yet, foretold of it, and resolved to test the decree to the uttermost, under such circumstances, I say, would it be possible for me not to kill myself?

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2) Herman Melville 1855

  • They can start lifesaving treatment before you recklessly show up unexpected to an unforewarned Emergency Department.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local 2009


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