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unbeknownst to (one)

With someone being unaware (of something). Unbeknownst 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—unbeknownst to me.
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Case in point from personal experience: our printer at the time and unbeknownst to us was about to topple into court-imposed bankruptcy.
Unbeknownst to him, a leaf from a tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) fell into the Emperor's pot of boiling water.
Suppose one of your employees makes a donation through your corporate matching program, and unbeknownst to you, that charity then funneled money to a terrorist group or an individual that's been designated a terrorist by the U.
Unbeknownst to the naive nymphs, however, a great evil is brewing in the woods across the River Hagburn.
As the sick chemistry drifted away from my brain, the physical struck where, unbeknownst to me, it had been threatening to strike for some 40 years.
Unbeknownst to many people, Christmas tree production is a chemically intensive operation.
Its leaders are running a massive price-fixing scheme and channeling large sums of money illegally, unbeknownst to the auditors.
Unbeknownst to the patients, the doctors involved had a financial stake in any drugs which might have been generated from the experiments.
Unbeknownst to Maggie, her best friend, Charlotte Stant (Uma Thurman), had once carried a torch for the social-climbing Amerigo.
His words have been known to find their way into preachers' sermons who, unbeknownst, proclaim them as Holy Writ.
It seems Justin Frankel, the 21-year-old programming wizard who sold his digital music company to America Online last year, had posted Gnutella, which lets users quickly find and copy music files over the Internet, unbeknownst to his new corporate masters.
But unbeknownst to many, the law is severely limited in that victims must also be participating in one of six federally protected activities in order for a legally defined hate crime to occur.
But unbeknownst to us, she was a romantic inspired by Titanic to write the president a "mushy" note begging him for one act of sexual intercourse.
Unbeknownst to you, it wasn't your day beating you senseless, it was the wine.
However (and perhaps unbeknownst to many in long-term care), this changed during the early 1990s, when Federal and state employment and training system officials discouraged the unemployed from seeking training for nursing home and home health care jobs because pay scales were too low and benefits lacking.