Unheard Un*heard", a. 1. Not heard; not perceived by the ear; as, words unheard by those present. [1913 Webster]

2. Not granted an audience or a hearing; not allowed to speak; not having made a defense, or stated one's side of a question; disregarded; unheeded; as, to condem? a man unheard. [1913 Webster]

What pangs I feel, unpitied and unheard! --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Not known to fame; not illustrious or celebrated; obscure. [1913 Webster]

Nor was his name unheard or unadored. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Unheard of}. (a) Not heard of; of which there are no tidings. (b) Unknown to fame; obscure. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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