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unknowns

(ŭn″nōnz′)
In hypnotherapy those feelings, ideas, or images that are unfamiliar to a person and therefore potentially frightening, hazardous, or uncomfortable.
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But a frightful storm drove his ship on to unknown shores, where most of his followers were put to death by the savages, and the Prince himself only managed to escape by making use of his magic pebble.
When he opened his eyes he turned them to the meadow, where the unknown woman was still running and uttering her distressing cries.
The unknown waited for silence, and then resumed, "I told you well that she would know me.
Great astonishment was painted on the countenance of the unknown.
He did not hesitate to simplify or to distort if he could get nearer to that unknown thing he sought.
For three days the little cavalcade marched slowly through the heart of this unknown and untracked forest, until finally, early in the fourth day, they came upon a little spot near the banks of a small river, which seemed less thickly overgrown than any ground they had yet encountered.
But the columns advanced for a long time, always in the same fog, descending and ascending hills, avoiding gardens and enclosures, going over new and unknown ground, and nowhere encountering the enemy.
But filled with one of those unreasonable exultations which start generally from an unknown cause, and sweep whole countries and skies into their embrace, she walked without seeing.
My mother did not relish this at all, and now made many objections to my accepting the situation; in which my sister warmly supported her: but, unwilling to be balked again, I overruled them all; and, having first obtained the consent of my father (who had, a short time previously, been apprised of these transactions), I wrote a most obliging epistle to my unknown correspondent, and, finally, the bargain was concluded.
I'm afraid I can't advise you," she said; "only if she has taken so much pains to remain unknown, I am not sure - I think that if I were you I would assume that she has good reason for it.
Yet what Jerry did was to diverge from the line of retreat and to start northward, across the bounds of Somo, and continue northward into a strange land of the unknown.
The cub knew only that the sniff was strange, a something unclassified, therefore unknown and terrible-- for the unknown was one of the chief elements that went into the making of fear.