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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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The unknown colored; the idea at once struck him that he was supposed to be poor, and was being insulted.
In fact, the unknown spoke with that impetuosity which is the principal character of English accentuation, even among men who speak the French language with the neatest purity.
The unknown with all its terrors rushed upon him, and he shrank back instinctively into the shelter of the bush.
He stepped boldly out on it; and went down, crying with fear, into the embrace of the unknown.
Go on, my dear unknown, for truly your prophecies are most agreeable
She prevailed upon him to leave the country; but to leave the country, to fly together, to reach another part of France, where they might live at ease because unknown, money was necessary.
The invisible Prince recognised these dead men as Kings of two large islands near his own home, but the names of the Princesses were unknown to him.
So they all go up again into the gorgeous drawing-rooms--all of them flushed with breakfast, as having taken scarlatina sociably-- and there the combined unknowns do malignant things with their legs to ottomans, and take as much as possible out of the splendid furniture.
And then something gave, there was a momentary feeling of nausea, a sharp click as of the snapping of a steel wire, and I stood with my back against the wall of the cave facing my unknown foe.
He did not hesitate to simplify or to distort if he could get nearer to that unknown thing he sought.
Here is a letter--a long delightful letter--from the Engadine, left at the door by some gentleman unknown.
This letter" (as he spoke, Maximilian drew a letter from the purse and gave it to the count) -- "this letter was written by him the day that my father had taken a desperate resolution, and this diamond was given by the generous unknown to my sister as her dowry.