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who shall remain nameless

Used to specify that someone will remain anonymous in a discussion so as to avoid embarrassing them, getting them into trouble, or to highlight that they already know what they've done. It seems that one of our technicians, who shall remain nameless, failed to properly shut down the system before maintenance took place, resulting in outages across the city. Someone, who shall remain nameless, spilled coffee on the photocopier, so it will be out of commission for the next week or so.
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who will remain nameless

Used to specify that someone will remain anonymous in a discussion so as to avoid embarrassing them, getting them into trouble, or to highlight that they already know what they've done. It seems that one of our technicians, who will remain nameless, failed to properly shut down the system before maintenance took place, resulting in outages across the city. Someone, who will remain nameless, spilled coffee on the photocopier, so it will be out of commission for the next week or so.
See also: nameless, remain, who, will
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somebody, who will/shall remain/be ˈnameless

(humorous) used to say that you will not mention somebody’s name, either because the people listening to you already know who you are talking about, or because you do not want to embarrass somebody: Somebody, who will remain nameless, actually managed to drink two bottles of champagne!
See also: nameless, remain, shall, who, will
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"We are a family, so pesa yangu ni yetu na pesa yake," Nameless told Word Is on Friday.
'You're too crude by far,' nameless hissed at Dub who shrugged.
The governments in the regions, the heads of state administrations and local governments were instructed to complete the work on assigning names to nameless streets and numbering houses and name boards by August 31.
The name Eric Arthur Blair may not register, but he is the author behind '1984' and 'Animal Farm' - George Orwell; during martial law, the light of critical journalism would have been snuffed out if not for guerrilla publishers who used pseudonyms; the propaganda movement might have failed if not for the works of Laong Laan, Plaridel, Jomapa, and other nameless publishers.
Further on, Azerbaijani positions were shelled from the nameless heights in the Goygol, Goranboy, Khojavand, Fizuli and Jabrayil districts.
With strong, memorable characters and breathtaking action, The Nameless City is certain to become a classic.
The ceasefire was violated in Talish, Gulustan villages of Goranboy district, Chilaburt, Goyarkh villages of Terter district, Novruzlu, Javahirli, Sarijali, Shikhlar, Yusifjanli, Kengerli, Shuraabad, Merzili villages of Aghdam district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavand district, Horadiz, Garakhanbeyli, Gorgan, Ashaghi Seyidahmadli, Ashgahi Veysalli villages of Fuzuli district, Mehdili village of Jabrayil district, as well as nameless hills of Goranboy, Khojavand, Fuzuli and Jabrayil districts.
The Arrival, Shaun Tan's acclaimed graphic novel, published in 2006, is an exploration of what it is to be a migrant; Sketches from a Nameless Land: The Art of The Arrival, the companion volume, shows how the first extraordinary work was created and at the same time is a very impressive demonstration of what it takes to be an inspired and inspiring graphic artist.
Critique: Unrelentingly suspense, unexpected plot twists and surprises, deftly crafted characters -these are the hallmarks of David John's "Nameless".
"Nemesis," the newest in the Nameless Detective series, in which this is number 38, is told from three points of view: that of each of the three private detectives who work together out of their office in the South Park area of San Francisco, Jake Runyon, Tamara Corbin, and the "nameless detective" of the title of this series, in which this is number 38.
NAMELESS WONDERS A very yummy tray bake with a nutty base and custard filling.
Readers may question his equation of the "nameless serfs" that built Europe's cathedrals with the "nameless serfs" that built the Franciscan missions, as the latter were not nameless serfs until the Fanciscans arrived.
St CROW, Lili Nameless A Tale of Beauty and Madness Razorbill, 2013 328pp $19.99 pbk ISBN 9781921880193 SCIS 1598321
Summary: The nameless streets of Dubai are finally being given the recognition they deserve, thanks to a new scheme announced by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).