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.
See also: to, unknown
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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, to, unknown
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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.
Despite falling in love with the landscape Nicole said the trip had proved to be an eye opener with the levels of poverty unknown to someone who had grown up in a comfortable British background.