out of nowhere

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*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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Contemporary scholars have been reluctant to recognize that boy actors used false beards to materialize masculinity on the stage.
But Lurie warns firms to make contacts with more than one school and to be prepared to do without an intern for a semester if none materialize.
Fitch's Negative Outlook reflects a more difficult operating environment and a belief that management's initiatives to improve financial results will take longer to materialize.
The Congressional Budget Office projects a $3 trillion budget surplus over the next 10 years - although there is no guarantee these surpluses will materialize if the economy slows down or if Congress continues to break its self-imposed spending caps.
Although we believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will materialize.
Tremendous operating leverage in the business model has begun to materialize and will, we believe, drive strong growth in profits in 2006 over 2005.
s (ConAgra) announcement regarding revisions to its financial and operating strategy is a step in the right direction but benefits will take time to materialize, according to Fitch Ratings.