unbeknownst


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(usually used with 'to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of

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without someone's knowledge

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A young American rescues two women amid a brutal Turkish assault on a convent and falls in love with one, a beautiful but dangerous woman who is accused of poisoning her husband, unbeknownst to him.
Unbeknownst to the astronomer, the discovery would ultimately prove to be of great importance to human health.
Abstracting the essence but not the naturalistic image of Northwest Coast totem, Shadbolt created a modern form, which unbeknownst to him, may be closer to biological reality than the original.
Harriet Jacobs was the brave woman who hid in an attic for seven years, unbeknownst to her family, to avoid capture from her master.
Wiesler's idea goes over great with Culture Minister Bruno Hempf (Thomas Thieme), who, unbeknownst to anyone, has the hots for Dreyman's live-in lover, celebrated actress Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck).
In 1975, Aletta won the World Champion Cheese Contest after a neighbourly friend submitted a sample to the judges unbeknownst to the Denboer family.
electronic stability program) to EPB (electric parking brakes)--available for drivers to use, oftentimes unbeknownst to them, as the control systems kick in in response to inputs from sensors deployed on the vehicle.
Unbeknownst to most economists, there is an entire set of issues to consider:
Even worse, unbeknownst to Lawler, the tool had launched a nail through the roof of his mouth.
Unbeknownst to the sheriff or the actress who receives scary fan mail from him, this predator is Jenna's biggest devotee.
Unbeknownst to Laura, her plea reaches the god Jupiter at his retirement home in Tarzana, California.
The previous night, he'd manufactured a homemade stinkbomb and unbeknownst to all of us, this mild explosive device would transform a practical joke into a felonious street crime.
Unbeknownst to most people, including many scholars of western New York history, persons of African ancestry have played a role in the region's life and culture from the earliest days of European exploration.
Unbeknownst to scientists and water utilities at the time, says Johnnie Hemphill, interim director for public affairs at DCWASA, pH adjustments are not as effective without chlorine.