ignorant or unaware: unknowing aid to the enemy.
- un·know·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use unknowing in a sentence
In the first story, a giant rock is falling from the sky, barreling toward the unknowing creatures.
It’s very hard, especially right now, not to see Baker’s hamfisted and unknowing attempts to rescue his daughter as a commentary on American incursions on foreign soil in the name of providing justice or rescue.From Stillwater to Sweet Girl, A New Crop of Movies Explores the Plight of Modern Dads | Belinda Luscombe | August 18, 2021 | Time
It almost makes him an unknowing martyr for the anti-vax movement.A few simple tricks make fake news stories stick in the brain | Laura Sanders | May 4, 2021 | Science News
You’re a loving, kind woman and the knowing or unknowing hate and intolerance makes me wish I had died instead of having to see it because it is not you.They’re worried their mom is becoming a conspiracy theorist. She thinks they’re the ones living in a fantasy world. | Jose Del Real | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
“Maybe we need a new category other than theism, atheism or agnosticism that takes paradox and unknowing into account,” he writes.
At the reception the unknowing DJ played “The Way You Make Me Feel,” by Michael Jackson.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24 | Diane Dimond | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The result smacks of paranoid fear-mongering inside a cloud of unknowing instead of a clear-eyed search for the truth.A Geek’s Guide to the NSA Scandal: What You May Not Know About Data Collection | Charles Johnson | June 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Much like the Landon debacle, media coverage of Piedmont has primarily focused on the “unknowing” girls who were targeted.‘Fantasy Slut League’: Earning Points for Sexual Encounters in High School | Lizzie Crocker | October 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Outside he could still hear the busy sounds of the street—the world was going on its way, unknowing, unheeding.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Meanwhile the Duke, all unknowing, appeared in the doorway in his appointed place.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
Auersperg himself, unknowing, had provided the way and he was sending them not only in comfort but in luxury.The Hosts of the Air | Joseph A. Altsheler
The man who wrote had gone away unknowing of the blackness of the tragedy he had left behind.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim | Frances Hodgson Burnett
Never was anything so singular as the discovery of old acquaintances where I had reason to suppose myself unknowing and unknown.Doctor Grimshawe's Secret | Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for unknowing
not knowing; ignorant
(postpositive often foll by of) without knowledge or unaware (of)
- unknowingly, adverb
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