unwittingly


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Synonyms for unwittingly

without knowledge or intention

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Tongue-tied by inexperience and by excess of ardor, wooing unwittingly and awkwardly, Martin continued his approach by contact.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
Catherine had kept up her acquaintance with the Lintons since her five-weeks' residence among them; and as she had no temptation to show her rough side in their company, and had the sense to be ashamed of being rude where she experienced such invariable courtesy, she imposed unwittingly on the old lady and gentleman by her ingenious cordiality; gained the admiration of Isabella, and the heart and soul of her brother: acquisitions that flattered her from the first - for she was full of ambition - and led her to adopt a double character without exactly intending to deceive any one.
Because,'' replied the woodsman, ``I know not if these yeomen and I are used to shoot at the same marks; and because, moreover, I know not how your Grace might relish the winning of a third prize by one who has unwittingly fallen under your displeasure.
Katharine unwittingly increased her reputation for wisdom by asking to be given knitting-needles too.
Blindly, unwittingly, erringly as Dickens often urged them, these ideals mark the whole tendency of his fiction, and they are what endear him to the heart, and will keep him dear to it long after many a cunninger artificer in letters has passed into forgetfulness.
The wisecracking extraterrestrial enlists the duo's help in getting back to his spaceship, but they are soon pursued by government agents and unwittingly become kidnappers.
Summary: It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten horsemeat will ever be known, the FSA has said.
DNA linking a man to the killing of two soldiers may have been transferred unwittingly, a court heard yesterday.
DNA linking a man to the killing of a Birmingham soldier and his comrade may have been transferred unwittingly, a court heard.
Shadow Welsh Secretary and anti-apartheid campaigner Mr Hain said: "He unwittingly, as a black South African cricketer unable to play for his country, became a key agent in the transformation of South Africa from the evil of apartheid to today's non-racial society.
He said: "Dolly unwittingly became a key agent in the transformation of South Africa from the evil of apartheid to today's non-racial society.
The Forum of Private Business issued the warning after noting an increase in calls to its member helpline on the issue in recent months - with several businesses receiving letters demanding payment for unwittingly using copyrighted pictures.
The Disciplinary Committee disqualified kennelhand Neil Holmes and fined him pounds 5,000, while they found that Evans had "aided and abetted a breach of the rules, unwittingly or otherwise, in relation to races on diverse dates at Sheffield Stadium," fining her pounds 300 but restoring her licence.
The diplomatic row erupted after Slovak airport police randomly planted powerful RDX in the 49-year-old's bag, but they took three days to warn authorities he had unwittingly evaded scanning machines.