- In an unwitting manner; inadvertently, unintentionally, obliviously, unknowingly.
- She realised to her horror that she had unwittingly helped those people she most despised.
- 2017 September 27, David Browne, "Hugh Hefner, 'Playboy' Founder, Dead at 91," Rolling Stone
- In the fall of 2016, Hefner was the subject of rumors about his health. As per his wishes, he was to be buried in a crypt next to that of Marilyn Monroe, who'd unwittingly helped launch Playboy into the multi-million-dollar business it became.
in an unwitting manner