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Origin of unwitting
OTHER WORDS FROM unwittingun·wit·ting·ly, adverbun·wit·ting·ness, noun
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Until his death, he was still searching for the last two, a pair of Francesco Guardi landscapes that he suspected were hanging in the home of an unwitting buyer in Florida.Charles Hill, who tracked down stolen masterpieces like ‘The Scream,’ dies at 73|Harrison Smith|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
Such attacks are especially worrisome because of their ability to rapidly distribute malicious computer code to tens of thousands of unwitting customers.The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack|by Peter Elkind and Jack Gillum|February 2, 2021|ProPublica
NSO used real people’s location data to pitch its contact-tracing tech, researchers say — Researchers say NSO’s use of real data “violated the privacy” of thousands of unwitting people.
Tricksters preyed on unwitting citizens to hand over money for goods they’d never receive.Federal agencies warn against anticipated fake COVID vaccines and treatments|lbelanger225|November 30, 2020|Fortune
During a time when purchasing shoes in person risks inflicting an unwitting form of violence against yourself and others, the evacuation of capital from commercial buildings is underway.The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Tough on Shopping Malls. History Suggests We Should Be Wary of What Might Replace Them|Sam Wetherell|October 28, 2020|Time
The email appears to have been a relatively common attempt to gain personal information from a wide range of unwitting victims.
Those snakes attacked unwitting passers-by, or invaded homes and hotels.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The average reader, he declares, is but an unwitting receptacle for media narratives.What is the News? Whatever Alain de Botton Thinks It Is|Robert Herritt|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People who don't believe in us; those unwitting, continuous sources of motivation.
Marcus, for example, argued that Freud was an unwitting modernist master and “Dora” “a great work of literature.”Psychoanalysis as Literature: Stephen Grosz’s ‘The Examined Life’|Lucy Scholes|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His unwitting violence sent her spinning, and she fell, knocking her head against a sofa.Jaffery|William J. Locke
A most important truth is here taught—that even unwitting contact with death might bring sin upon the Nazarite.Separation and Service|James Hudson Taylor
But when she lifted the latch of the gate, a sensation, prompted by some unwitting self-accusal, struck her with alarm.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
Instantly, he was all contrition over his unwitting offense inflicted on her womanly vanity.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
It is a matter of natural taste, developed and strengthened by continual practice, to avoid being the unwitting slave of phrases.Robert Louis Stevenson|Walter Raleigh