Usage examples for unforeseen

  1. It had still two weeks to run, unless indeed some unforeseen circumstance interrupted it, some mission which could not be delayed. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. This is an age when unforeseen attack could come with unprecedented speed. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. It sometimes happens that the nature in which this unforeseen and abnormal development takes place is unable to bear the precocious growth; then, losing sight of its identity in the strange inward confusion of heart and mind which ensues, it is driven to madness, and, breaking every barrier, either attains its object at a single bound, or is shivered and ruined in dashing itself against the impenetrable wall of complete impossibility. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  4. Men work to all given points in straight, clear- cut, logical lines only to find women at the point of results waiting for them, with unforeseen culminations, which would have been impossible to them. – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  5. But, half- way in, he stopped, confounded by an unforeseen difficulty. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  6. " I think it is not the first occasion upon which a paper has anticipated and described an expected event that some unforeseen accident prevented from coming off," answered the duke, with a sigh. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  7. Self glided far away from Lady Marabout's memory then, and she hated herself, more fiercely than the gentle- hearted soul had ever hated any foe, for her own criminal share in bringing down this unforeseen terrific blow on her beloved one's head. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  8. The date of a letter from London will doubtless be as unexpected to you as it was unforeseen by myself, a few days ago. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  9. The situation is thus clearly explained, so far as it was known to the persons concerned at the moment when the Great Unforeseen flashed from its hiding- place and hurled itself into their midst. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  10. The mother explained that because of unforeseen difficulties the children were doomed to disappointment this holiday season, and they would have to be satisfied with what scanty preparation could be made. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  11. Genius or talent are not unforeseen accidents in humanity; they have a cause of existence, and for that reason cannot always remain in obscurity, for, if the crowd does not come to seek them, they know how to reach it. – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  12. They were men whom the tidings of ruin, sudden and unforeseen, had stunned. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. I may have been occasionally mistaken in other things, or been the victim of adverse and unforeseen circumstances which were beyond my control, and betrayed me; but I know no one can read a girl's heart more quickly and surely than I, or a man's either, for that matter. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  14. There was no way out of it, so I turned to gratify this unforeseen gentleman and found that he was my tutor, Mr. Edwardes. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  15. But an unforeseen difficulty arose. – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  16. He could not bear to give up all hope, and yet- this unforeseen objection really seemed a very serious one. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  17. Not only could he carry out orders to the letter, but he was to be trusted to keep his head in any unforeseen emergency and act on his own responsibility in a sound, common- sense way. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  18. Meanwhile, there was nothing to do but tell the truth, which was his usual resource when in an unforeseen difficulty. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  19. Until the truth became known, because of the man's tragic and unforeseen death, those in the camp were not aware that he was a Gorgio millionaire. – Red Money by Fergus Hume