Definitions

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  • adv. In a manner not previously suspected.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unsuspected manner; without suspicion.

Etymologies

unsuspected +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These frequentations in the company of a sculptor friend had been incidental to our reaching a small artistic foundry of fine metal, an odd and interesting little establishment placed, as who should say in the case of such a mere left-over scrap of a large loose margin, nowhere: it lurked so unsuspectedly, that is, among the various queer things that Rome comprehensively refers to as

    Italian Hours

  • In each unit of industry he was choosing a pair of them, choosing carefully as to physical and mental superiority, unsuspectedly educating them for the great work that was to come.

    "Master Control" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • Yet grief so unsuspectedly sincere for an escape so critical! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • However, is innocent, and unsuspectedly virtuous hitherto; but makes herself cheap and accessible to fops and rakes, and has not the worse opinion of a man for being such.

    Pamela

  • Half his business is done by the help of his pleasures; his views are carried on, and perhaps best and most unsuspectedly, at balls, suppers, assemblies, and parties of pleasure; by intrigues with women, and connections insensibly formed with men, at those unguarded hours of amusement.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • Yet even here amidst wilds that were nearly inaccessible, convents, with each its small dependent hamlet, were scattered, and, shrouded from the world by woods and mountains, enjoyed unsuspectedly many of its luxuries, and displayed, unnoticed, some of its elegance.

    The Italian

  • He shuffled through unsuspectedly good bits of artwork until he located the piece he wanted.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • And when she left of mornings with her breakfast crumblessly cleared up and the box of biscuit and condensed-milk can tucked unsuspectedly behind her camisole in the top drawer there was no one to regret her.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • But, only let us conceive, the shame and dismay which would _now_ suffuse the countenance of one of these worshippers of Pompeian Isis, could he but behold the deception which had been practised upon him unsuspectedly!

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 367, April 25, 1829

  • They awaited silently in their ambush until two Chippewas came unsuspectedly along the path.

    Old Rail Fence Corners The A. B. C's. of Minnesota History

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