unknown to (one)

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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.
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At the time, I had just moved cross-country, and for the first time in a long time, I was living at an address that was unknown to someone who was a threat to me.