At unaware
Unawares Un`a*wares", adv. Without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly. ``Mercies lighting unawares.'' --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

Lest unawares we lose This our high place, our sanctuary, our hill. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{At unaware}, or {At unawares}, unexpectedly; by surprise. [1913 Webster]

He breaks at unawares upon our walks. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

So we met In this old sleepy town an at unaware. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]


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