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adj. Archaic
Not hoped or looked for.
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Adj.1.unhoped - so unexpected as to have not been imaginedunhoped - so unexpected as to have not been imagined; "an unhoped-for piece of luck"; "an unthought advantage"; "an unthought-of place to find the key"
unexpected - not expected or anticipated; "unexpected guests"; "unexpected news"
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References in classic literature ?
Men on cycles, lean-faced, unkempt, scorched along every country lane shouting of unhoped deliverance, shouting to gaunt, staring figures of despair.
I seek no copy now of life's first half: Leave here the pages with long musing curled, And write me new my future's epigraph, New Angel mine, unhoped for in the world!
slumber" (18) of the two lovers, halts at the brink of potentiality, and so dwelling, the speaker muses in "pleasant pain," for in hope he holds "up to the divinities" not only his wishes but also what is "unhoped for." (45) In its center of repose, Keats's notion of dwelling thus reveals a simultaneous parting and an ever searching anew: "ready still past kisses to outnumber" (19).
In hope, they hold up to the gods what is unhoped for' (Building, Dwelling, Thinking, p148).
They meet with religious regularity [and] they display a degree of enthusiasm and devotion heretofore unsuspected and unhoped for." (42)
London, July 16 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni, who is expecting a child with President Nicolas Sarkozy, has described her pregnancy as "unexpected and unhoped for".