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Nameless

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Námeless. adj. [from name.]

  1. Not distinguished by any discriminative appellation.

    On the cold earth lies th' unregarded king,
    A headless carcass, and a nameless thing.
    Denham.

                The milky way,
    Fram'd of many nameless stars.
    Waller.

    Thy reliques, Rowe, to this fair shrine we trust,
    And sacred, place by Dryden's awful dust;
    Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies,
    To which thy tomb shall guide enquiring eyes.
    Pope.

  2. One of which the name is not known or mentioned.

    Little credit is due to accusations of this kind, when they come from suspected, that is, from nameless pens. Atterbury's Sermons.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Denham, John (75) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Waller, Edmund (63)

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