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Webster 1913 Edition


Unawares

Unˊa-wares′

,
adv.
Without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly.
“Mercies lighting unawares.”
J. H. Newman.
Lest
unawares
we lose
This our high place, our sanctuary, our hill.
Milton.
At unaware
, or
At unawares
,
unexpectedly; by surprise.

He breaks
at unawares
upon our walks.
Dryden.
So we met
In this old sleepy town
at unaware
.
R. Browning.

Webster 1828 Edition


Unawares

UNAWA'RES

, adv.
1.
Suddenly; unexpectedly; without previous preparation. The evil came upon us unawares.
2.
Without premeditated design. He killed the man unawares.
At unawares, unexpectedly.
He breaks at unawares upon our walks.

Definition 2021


unawares

unawares

English

Adverb

unawares (not comparable)

  1. unexpectedly or by surprise
  2. inadvertently
  3. without plan or forethought

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