As children, we are told to wish on a shooting star though unbeknownst to us the "star" was just a bit of space debris.
Yet unbeknownst to her (or the reader), Aragorn has already pledged himself to Arwen, Elrond's daughter, a half-elven lady as far above him in station as he is above Eowyn.
Unbeknownst to the average 4th of July and New Year's celebrators, however, fireworks can often be purchased online cheaper than they can be bought from local suppliers.
Unbeknownst to Jean, Mathew Knowles - Beyonce's father and now former manager - heard the song and decided he wanted it for his daughter.
A friend there invited me out to dinner one night with some friends of his who were over from the US and, unbeknownst to me, owned Baskit.
However, there are times -- unbeknownst to viewers and team members alike -- when the legs are predetermined to be non-elimination legs.
Unbeknownst to either of them, a killer had dropped a highly lethal addition into Harriet's cold drink.
Some types of cat diseases are spread accidentally in catteries, unbeknownst to cat breeders.
Unbeknownst to George, however, Bree just learned that George killed Rex.
It was on the set of this film where he met the man that, unbeknownst to him at the time, would catapult Vince into stardom, Jon Favreau.
Fruit, vegetables, meats and seasonings can all be subjected to this process, often unbeknownst to the consumer purchasing them.
Unbeknownst to most of the base, Pamela's pregnancy was a surrogacy, as a way to get her family out of debt.
However, unbeknownst to Michelle, she got pregnant and had a miscarriage while on the contraceptives.
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