Part of speech: adverb

Unexpectedly; unwittingly.

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Usage examples "unawares":

  1. " I've taken you unawares, I see. - "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
  2. Why Love, like a angel, springs up in the heart unawares, as Lot entertained another, I don't know. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
  3. Lurking behind a bush you sprang upon him unawares and ran him through before he could so much as lay a hand to his sword, and so.... - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.