- unknown; unperceived; without one's knowledge (usually followed by to).
Origin of unbeknown
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Historical Examples of unbeknown
Where he come from and where he's gone to is unbeknown to me.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I told Grant if he could let Jeff Davis escape all unbeknown to himself, to let him go.Abraham Lincoln
William Eleroy Curtis
All unbeknown to himself, she had made him stand for his King.The Following of the Star
Florence L. Barclay
That, or a three-pronged fork, said Cole, unbeknown to any but herself.The Search Party
G. A. Birmingham
That wonderful man, as is always prowling about, unbeknown to any one.Cripps, the Carrier
R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
- (sentence modifier foll by to) without the knowledge (of a person)unbeknown to him she had left the country Also (esp Brit): unbeknownst
- (postpositive usually foll by to) rare not known (to)