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Extremely uncommon or unusual; beyond belief. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. His prowess on the balance beam is unheard of. Investors began making unheard-of amounts of money on these risky investments.
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unheard of

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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His comments came as Take That announced they would perform an unheard-of second successive date at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium next June.
Since 2002, subscriptions to AJN by non-ANA members have increased by 34%--an almost unheard-of feat in journal publishing these days.
It was an unheard-of practice from a company that prided itself, and sold aggressively that its seed was from proprietary lines that were available only from their organization.
During his first year he was accused of murdering a charismatic political leader, saved the life of the man who carried out the military coup, and found himself confronting unheard-of challenges in Africa.
In this book, without hiding names, Neuhaus shows what he thinks of some changes in the Church which were fostered following the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965: church music changing from Gregorian Chant into less worthy forms of praise; the language of the Mass being demeaned into "banality and sentimentality" in the English vernacular; the neglect of the Sacrament of Confession; the unheard-of practice of everyone at Mass receiving Holy Communion even though many communicants do not know or accept St.
The outlook for business travel in Santiago is strong, and international hotel chains want a slice of the pie, now up to an unheard-of 9,000 rooms.
Modern digital photography gives both dedicated amateurs and professionals the ability to take previously unheard-of numbers of photographs, which then become difficult to store and access.
If these ideas are put into practice, there will inevitably follow an unheard-of reign of terror."
THOUSANDS of jobs could be created in an unheard-of contracts bonanza announced for the West Midlands last week.
We prepare a one-act show in two months (an unheard-of luxury in the West) and then we polish it to perfection.
Preachers are being fired or forcibly removed by their churches at an unheard-of rate.
I would like to state that I would never have dreamt of paying pounds 25 for a ticket to watch a third-rate cabaret act in the form of the unheard-of Blondell.
Like the concept of an otherwise unheard-of poetry slam for new immigrants (Russell Simmons, are you listening?), it's the everyday subversions and the unpredictable creativity of people's lives that constitute what Robin Kelley calls the "hidden transcript" of political culture and resistance.
From the Persian lands of whirling dervishes and grandiose palaces to unheard-of ancient desert towns and mountain temples of the east, he records the ultimate journey along the famed Silk Road with grace.