nowhere to be found

nowhere to be found

Unable to be discovered; completely gone or vanished. I swear I was just holding them in my hand, but now my keys are nowhere to be found! The box says it comes with batteries, but they're nowhere to be found.
See also: found, nowhere

nowhere to be ˈfound/ˈseen

(also nowhere in ˈsight) impossible to find: They searched the house but the necklace was nowhere to be found.By the time I arrived at the station, the others were nowhere in sight.
See also: found, nowhere, seen
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They set up three separate, but equal branches of government (a phrase also nowhere to be found) that check the others' power."
Islamophobia also shows up when positive news is nowhere to be found. [For example, the Radio Islam launch,] which Chicago Tribune saw worthy of news, National Public Radio thought was worthy of a news item, but the rest of the media completely was out of it.
Upstarts such as Amazon.com, Books-A-Million, Comcast, and C-Net were nowhere to be found on a list of the largest media companies in 1986.
According to the long-awaited preamble to the European constitution, Europe's history is leavened by a "spiritual impulse," but God is nowhere to be found in the document.
It is interesting to note that stories by two of the authors on the front cover, Reginald Hill and Patricia Highsmith, are nowhere to be found in this volume.
But paradise is nowhere to be found in the staggering folds of Dallesandro's body, which at the tender age of 20 was obviously still feeling the aftershocks of puberty.