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unknown to (one)

With someone being unaware (of something). Unknown 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—unknown to me.
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unknown to somebody

without the person mentioned being aware of it: Unknown to me, he had already signed the agreement.
See also: somebody, unknown
References in classic literature ?
That the mother and father unknown to one another, were dwelling within so many miles, furlongs, yards if you like, of one another.
A collection of portraits shows a group of people, probably unknown to you and unknown to one another.
driven by hope pushing it from hearts unknown to one another, the
Wallace, who fights out of the Baltimore Boxing Club, was amongst the biggest surprises during the 2016 Olympic Trials and went from being virtually unknown to one of the most discussed fighters on the local scene.
How has Kate coped with going from virtual unknown to one of the most well-known women in the world?
She has gone from complete unknown to one of the biggest names in TV in just three years.
You may be friendly with two different people, who are unknown to one another and yet you can facilitate a meeting, one which helps both these people out and potentially yourself too, into the bargain.
In less than two years, it claims "The Argyle Sweater" has "risen from unknown to one of today's most regarded comic panels.
An insider said: "In the last few years he's gone from being a relative unknown to one of the biggest names on TV.
The plot (what there is of it) revolves around three teenage girls who, unknown to one another, are all dating school jock John Tucker.
He has gone from being an unknown to one of the most important players in the side.
50 Years Ago Protests made by MPs on the Tourist and Holiday Resorts Committee that men and women - unknown to one another - often have to share third-class sleeping compartments on trains have been officially answered.
Kronauer presents three women, unknown to one another but familiar to the narrator, and relates each of their lives to the others through observation.
Scholem related this idea to the cabalistic tradition of the personal angel who is one's secret self yet whose very name remains unknown to one, an angel indeed less one's guardian (as in current American moonshine) than essentially opposed to the self, even working against the interests of the self, and so the veritable aura, the double able to gaze back upon us precisely because we unseeingly gaze at it.
Flynn, of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, collected data from investigators around the world whose work is largely unknown to one another.