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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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Had a lion or a leopard sought sanctuary in the interior, unbeknown to the sentries?
A man of the name of Jerry, sir,' said Short, turning from his selfish colleague to their new acquaintance, 'wot keeps a company of dancing dogs, told me, in a accidental sort of way, that he had seen the old gentleman in connexion with a travelling wax-work, unbeknown to him.
But to drag out a ignoble existence unbeknown to mankind in general--patience
I should like to be the captain of some band, and have the whopping of 'em, and follering 'em about, unbeknown to themselves.
However, unbeknown to the couple, he has a new life and family.
It was nearly closing time, the couple left and, unbeknown to me, they had actually paid for our tea.
Unbeknown to the victim, one of the men put a firework in the hood of his top.
However, unbeknown to her, cash-strapped Caitlin has been dipping into her savings.
Meanwhile, Menna plays a young woman who falls in love with a Muslim soldier, played by Eyad Nassar - unbeknown to him, she is Jewish.
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.
Although, unbeknown to him, they might have had a helping hand.
Elsewhere, boyband The Vamps will be appear at a school assembly in Cobham, Surrey, unbeknown to 15-year-old Teenager Of Courage Cissy Adamou, who has worked with The Little Princess Trust.
And then, unbeknown to anyone, the Grannie's son (who could be played by the deep sea diver from last time), who left to fight in the war, comes from the opposite end at the bottom of Parliament Street.