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Very unusual, extraordinary, as in It's unheard of to have all one's money refunded two years after the purchase. This expression alludes to a circumstance so unusual that it has never been heard of. [Late 1500s]
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uk Unseen, Unspoken and Unheard is one of a series of events which will be happening throughout the year which will bring awareness to human rights issues both here in Newcastle and around the world.
To do so for a whole three or four days is pretty much unheard of.
This is almost unheard of in the animation industry.
Even though it's unheard of that employers would be subjecting employees to testing, it's very timely and likely that an employee could allege that because something was known about their genetic makeup that inappropriate action was taken.
In another scene a mannequin-man travels by subway, mouthing unheard words.
Attorney Meredith Hunter is stunned when the will announces that Rowena's unheard of grandson, corporate raider James Grant Gallagher, will inherit everything; if he refuses the $100 million plus estate will go literally to the dogs.
This is almost unheard of since the team consists entirely of upperclassmen and Ryoma is only a 7th grader.
Such a thing would have been unheard of, even ten years ago
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In the nation's top culinary academies it's not unheard of for an instructor to pull out a ruler and measure a julienned carrot or baby zucchini to see if the ridged sides are perfectly uniform.
Wellings at a time when Pennsylvania is the only state to recognize their union and interracial marriages are unheard of elsewhere.
The arguments, data, and personal stories flow seamlessly together creating a voice for a segment of society often unheard.
It also will include music recorded by legendary artists of the past--rare songs that have remained on the shelves unheard for decades.
The concept of white privilege is widely acknowledged in the US, but in the UK it's unheard of.