Definitions

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  • adv. In an unwitting manner; inadvertently, unintentionally, unknowingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without knowing; ignorantly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without knowledge or intention

Etymologies

From unwitting. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mark Penn once again unwittingly gives us the real reason why Hillary lost because peolple alike him and Bill Clinton didn't understand that we are tired of the same ole stuff.

    Clinton advisor blames strategy disagreements, money for loss

  • The scientist Isaac Dan der Gimnebulin unwittingly unleashes a terrible menace on the city, and must do what he can to stone for his mistake.

    09 « June « 2008 « I Can’t Stop Reading!

  • "Broussard," and in the extreme excitement I spoke his name unwittingly,

    The Black Wolf's Breed A Story of France in the Old World and the New, happening in the Reign of Louis XIV

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday conceded that the decision of some Congress allies to form a separate front could affect the electoral outcome and said the Left parties and the Third Front were "unwittingly" - + helping the BJP.

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  • This would only reproduce wittingly what Millions-type lists do unwittingly, which is to assume that anything remotely useful can be accomplished by making lists and choosing up sides.

    Writing and Publishing

  • As you collect points and your avatar "matures" into higher and higher levels, you are doing something, unwittingly, that is amazing.

    Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney: Harvesting MMORPG Time

  • As the term CBO unwittingly indicated, it would be a combined, not an integrated, bombing offense.

    Masters of the Air

  • ‘A great hope crushed in its infancy,’ was her reply, a phrase that unwittingly captured not only her short life but the spirit she represented.

    DIANA

  • The new business secretary said as much last week in his first big speech in the job, noting that Balls had "unwittingly" explained the rationale for a department which emerged from the doldrums under Peter Mandelson's stewardship during Labour's dying days.

    Innovation will get the economy moving

  • It is why many of us try - even though we are not all as gifted as you in expressing the need to be outraged at all the cruelty so many of us "unwittingly" participate in with every bite from our plates.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Dying on a Factory Farm

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