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Having arrived or emerged unexpectedly. That car came from nowhere, and by the time I saw it, I couldn't stop. I wasn't expecting this job offer at all—it really came from nowhere.
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COMMON If someone or something comes from nowhere or out of nowhere, they appear suddenly and unexpectedly. I remember looking both ways before crossing and seeing nothing. The car came from nowhere and hit me. All of these diseases have appeared seemingly out of nowhere, causing much misery and death. The film appeared out of nowhere and looks likely to disappear just as quickly.
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Tolkien, conservative in outlook throughout his life, would doubtless have small interest in the chapters in News From Nowhere concerning the 1952 revolution.
In News From Nowhere, Morris carefully describes work, transport, food, housing and the upbringing of children.
Traveling up the Thames in News From Nowhere, Guest, Dick and Clara are invited by an old man to stay in a little house at Runnymede on "the rise of the hill" with "little windows [.
Though Micheaux makes no mention of the nearby African-American settlements in either The Conquest or The Homesteader, The Wind From Nowhere concludes with the establishment of an all-black agricultural colony on the plains, where his hero has homesteaded.
The Wind From Nowhere opens with Eden as an already successful homesteader and rancher.
Primarily, The Wind From Nowhere is a story of the interweaving of love and property in Martin Eden's mission to tame the Western wilderness.
While's Eden's narrative mirrors Micheaux's earlier autobiographical characters, Micheaux more carefully delineates Eden's dedication to both racial uplift and the development of the frontier prairie in The Wind From Nowhere than in his other novels.
Even with this ideological affinity, the Martin Eden of The Wind From Nowhere insists on the necessity of agricultural success, an almost predetermined condition of the frontier myth, while London 's Eden commits suicide, a final act of will and determination that caps off his Nietzschean character.
Eden, in The Wind From Nowhere, believes that he has the best interests of all African Americans in mind, regardless of his criticisms of particular individuals.
His formulation of Martin Eden in The Wind From Nowhere presents the fictional construction of this apparent impossibility.
Confronted by two gang suspects on his way home from Monroe High School on Wednesday, the kid from nowhere ran out of luck.