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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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Also unbeknown to the public, the Examiner's court reporter Stephanie Finnegan was following the trials in courtroom 12 of Leeds Crown Court.
He said that, unbeknown to its owners, the plane was rolled outside at Newcastle between November 2015 and July 2016 when it was not being used, adding he did not know who rolled the plane out.
Unfortunately, and unbeknown to me and other punters, it had been decided to sacrifice City Style's chance of winning and use him as a pacemaker for Farhh.
We own a villa in Dubai and recently had to pay an eyewatering DEWA bill (in the tens of thousands) for several weeks' water wastage (unbeknown to us there was erosion in the valve mechanism and water overflowed underground).
The CVR recording and flight simulation show that the captain probably decided to fly a managed approach on pre-selected PBDS unbeknown to the ATS", reported The News.
Unbeknown to Mr Evans, publishers Gwasg y Bwthyn had made a single hard-case bound copy of his book, which was presented to him on the night as a treasured momento.
Unbeknown to the Captain, George is the son of a chief and once the ship reaches the Bay of Islands his people plot revenge.
Unbeknown to the phishers, the author of the kit has programmed a back door into the kit which allows him to harvest all the credentials collected by the various phishers using it.
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.
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.