What does the word unawares mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Unexpectedly; unwittingly.

Usage examples for unawares

  1. " I've taken you unawares, I see. – The Great Hunger by 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 by 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 by Raphael Sabatini