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unbeknown to (one)

With someone being unaware (of something). Unbeknown to Jacobson, the other two partners had drawn up the deal in such a way that they would have full control of the company in two years' time. My wife invited her entire family to come stay with us for Christmas—unbeknown to me.
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For one Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a dark adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin--and all the while, unbeknown to him and his feuding compatriots, the axis of global power is turning .
Unbeknown to him, other children have received puzzles as well, and are trying to figure it out as well.
Unbeknown to him, McAvoy's dad used to be one of their members, until he was killed by a renegade colleague.
It is glaringly obvious that the rest of the contestants apart from Katie and Simon who were/are ( in on the act players) were just making up the required numbers - unbeknown to them of course.
Prosecutors said he'd bought a knife the night before and unbeknown to Michelle, ``was giving her one last chance.
The aim of the initiative is to prevent spammers turning home and SME computers into 'zombies' that then send millions of spam e-mails unbeknown to the PCs' owners.
This biography shows that behind the debonair charm he had a very erratic life as one expects of people in that peculiar world: his mother, unbeknown to him, has been confined in a mental asylum and he, for his part, enjoyed a long 'relationship' with the actor.
Along the way there is a series of murders, adultery on the part of McLendon's wife, election fraud and a series of other irregular treacheries, most of which are unbeknown to a naive McLendon.
One of the climbers - unbeknown to the others - has bigger plans, and with the help of a hitman plans to not only destroy Cloud's life, but to kill him.
Unbeknown to ISP Labyrinth Connections, an unrelated Internet pornography venture had hijacked its Internet Protocol (IP) address, making it appear as though Labyrinth was responsible for sending out hundreds of emails, many of a hardcore sexual nature.
Unbeknown to him, as he bent over, he split the back seam of his pants from "belt to bottom.
Unbeknown to me, the idea had been in his mind since he was recuperating from major cancer surgery in 1993, after which he had been told he had a 50 per cent chance of surviving for five years.
In connection with attempting to hide his embezzlement and unbeknown to the company, Lloyd created false and fraudulent entries on the company's books and records, all of which went undetected by KPMG during the course of its numerous audits for the company.
Unbeknown to them, Zinnie clocks their exchange and misinterprets it as more than friendship.
Also, living in the house is a group of doctors who study the family to seek out the cause of their malady, but unbeknown to Madeline the new doctor at the house is not all he appears to be.