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out of nowhere

Appearing all of a sudden, without any prior warning or indication. Out of nowhere, this crazed bull started charging at us! These threatening letters began showing up in our mailbox out of nowhere.
See also: nowhere, of, out

*out of nowhere

appearing suddenly, without warning. (*Typically: appear ~; come ~; materialize ~.) A huge bear appeared out of nowhere and roared and threatened us. Suddenly, a truck came out of nowhere. Without warning, the storm came out of nowhere.
See also: nowhere, of, out

out of nowhere

Suddenly, unexpectedly, as in That anonymous letter turned up out of nowhere. It is often put as come out of nowhere, as in Their team came out of nowhere and won the state championship. This term uses out of in the sense of "from," and nowhere in the sense of "an unknown place." For a synonym, see out of a clear blue sky.
See also: nowhere, of, out
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Our alliance with Congress will be materialize in the days to come," Mulayam Singh said.
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Summary: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that elections are a "national celebration and a public show to materialize lofty aspirations of the Islamic Republic system.
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