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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.
Mr Butler said: "Unbeknown to us a fine thread was woven through everyone involved at that time and we are all connected."
''Unbeknown to my children I was staying outside and returning home when they were already in bed.
Unbeknown to them, Gemma and Gorka were in the same location in the Bahamas at the same time years earlier and only realised when sharing travel stories.
Unbeknown to me I had broken my leg and could hardly walk.
Chrissie meets 'Simon' The problem is, unbeknown to her, Simon is actually her uncle Tim, and, when Lachlan spots them together, he's horrified.
Chrissie meets 'Simon' The problem is, unbeknown to her, Simon is actually her uncle Tim, and when Lachlan spots them together he's horrified.
Unbeknown to Southern, he was again talking to members of Guardians of the North and, again, he arranged for the teenager to come to his house for sex.
Unbeknown to Noi, fishermen had already saved his dad, so when he finds the boat empty, he is heartbroken and has no idea what to do next.
However, unbeknown to the couple, he has a new life and family.
However, unbeknown to the couple, he a new life and family.