- s so unexpected as to have not been imagined
an unhoped-for piece of luck
- Les Nouvelles Littraires: "A surprising and almost unhoped-for success.
- Catherine takes Toni's love as one of her rights, and he diffidently accepts her favors as an unhoped-for privilege.
- Packed along a staircase commanding a view of the entrance, the reporters began chanting the speech in French: "This is a sensational event, as well as an unhoped-for honor for .