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  • adverb archaic Alternative form of unbeknownst.


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  • You'd have as much chance of slippin 'into heaven with your soul as black as a skillet from mortal sins, unknownst to St. Peter, as you'd have of gettin' a job with an old coat like that.

    Duty, and other Irish Comedies

  • When you buy somepin unknownst to me, Tillie, I ain't leavin 'you KEEP it!

    Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

  • I wonder now was it some inward wound he got, or did some hardy lad of the Browns give him a tip on the skull unknownst in the fight?

    The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays

  • _Flannery: (Suddenly tearing open coat and seizing bellows.) _ Did you think it was unknownst to me you stole the bellows?

    Three Wonder Plays

  • It might fail me to heave it to a hiding place and to bring it away unknownst.

    New Irish Comedies

  • Ah! maybe the porter's red face didn't turn the colour of his frill, and the Lord of Dunlavin and his pretty daughter, that were standing at the parlour window unknownst to the porter, put out their heads.

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • And to think of them Gobblealls being so sly, such snakes in the grass, as to try to get her away, unknownst!

    The Carbonels

  • Why, even _unknownst_ to you, Sweet Honey, I got at one or two of the books I used to swear by, and somehow I could not see the force of what they advanced.

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster

  • "Hugh and I have a couple of convenient little fairies in our service that do things unknownst."


  • "Hugh and I have a couple of convenient little fairies in our service that do things _unknownst_."

    Queechy, Volume I


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