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unawares adv
1 without forethought or plan; inadvertently; "came upon the diamond unawares"
2 suddenly and unexpectedly; "rain caught them unawares"; "sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares"- A.Lincoln
3 at a disadvantage; "I was caught short" [syn: short]

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