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1. Having or bearing no name: nameless stars.
2. Unknown by name; obscure: the nameless dead.
3. Not designated by name; anonymous: a nameless benefactor.
4. Defying description; inexpressible: nameless horror.

name′less·ly adv.
name′less·ness n.
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No wonder there had been some among the hunters who namelessly transported and allured by all this serenity, had ventured to assail it; but had fatally found that quietude but the vesture of tornadoes.
Anyone passing this house, I say, would be namelessly fascinated by it; would feel that it was a place about which some story was to be told.
Plucky Jim promised he would namelessly do his best.
Of course, that's the formula of pop music but the night saw one too many lovelorn ballads slide namelessly and anonymously into one another.
By utilizing group signature and element communicate encryption systems; any cloud client can namelessly impart information to others.