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  • adjective Not explicitly stated
  • adjective unspoken

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  • adjective not made explicit


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  • What's unstated is that Young needs a target to run quick, short routes much more than he needs a gazelle racing downfield.

    Same issue in Tennessee: Does V.Y. have enough weapons?

  • Trying to sabotage support for a competing hypothesis while protecting a favored hypothesis by keeping it hidden or unstated is also dishonest.

    Combinatorial Dependencies

  • Why, the second unnamed person had just seen the first unnamed person not 4 hours earlier, at a location that ought to remain unstated.

    The fire alarm

  • If it turns out Obama wins the female vote and Independents there are a lot of people still in America with so called unstated racial prejudice and religious prejudice and that is very, very sad.

    McCain’s Mission Impossible…Almost

  • In addition, there's very little action in this novel and the characters seldom articulate their feelings directly: you must infer what they leave unstated, which is nearly everything of importance.


  • Rightly or wrongly, neatness is considered significant in this organisation and a kind of unstated dress code has sprung up.

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • There's a kind of unstated logic here that, if Israel is going to bomb Iran, the U.S. might as well do it itself.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Nonetheless, this kind of unstated interplay among the studies makes the book an intriguing read.

    Angry Bear

  • The reason, although unstated, was obvious; the aggression was being perpetrated by staunch American allies.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • "The world has changed, and antiquated if unstated arrangements dating from 1945…must keep pace with reality."

    Fund Falls Behind In Global Changes


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