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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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But she must have tipped them off unbeknownst to me, and they knew just what to do.
However, unbeknownst to her, the candle continued to burn and the heat from it eventually transferred from the metal base it was placed in and sparked a fire.
Really, it never careens too far from Goldoni's main plot points: Corden is the conniving yet dim zanni, motivated by his appetites to play errand-boy for Two employers, unbeknownst to both.
Unbeknownst to the school, the council meetings were found to be very similar to what Lawrence Kohlberg had in mind when he developed his Just Community Model.
But when Smith County Justice of the Peace Mitch Shamburger sent the sisters to jail to shake them up a little, ICE stepped in, unbeknownst to him.
Rodis was secretly married and unbeknownst to his parishioners or the diocese, he lived with his wife and three daughters in Fredericksburg, Va.
Unbeknownst to the gunmen, Terry is on the inside - will he risk his life to save the day?
Unbeknownst to me, some parishioners were congregating in the vestibule.
A young American rescues two women amid a brutal Turkish assault on a convent and falls in love with one, a beautiful but dangerous woman who is accused of poisoning her husband, unbeknownst to him.
Unbeknownst to the astronomer, the discovery would ultimately prove to be of great importance to human health.
Abstracting the essence but not the naturalistic image of Northwest Coast totem, Shadbolt created a modern form, which unbeknownst to him, may be closer to biological reality than the original.
Harriet Jacobs was the brave woman who hid in an attic for seven years, unbeknownst to her family, to avoid capture from her master.