in ignorance of

idiom

: without knowing
Their decisions were made in ignorance of the true nature of the situation.

Examples of in ignorance of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people will respond negatively to this fact about you, in most cases because of fear, much of it ill-founded and based in ignorance of the disease. Damon Linker, The Week, 21 Dec. 2021 To educate them in human hatred is more disastrous to them than to the hated; to seek to raise them in ignorance of their racial identity and peculiar situation is inadvisable—impossible. Anna Holmes, The Atlantic, 12 Feb. 2021 But while Princeton honored Wilson despite or perhaps even in ignorance of his views, that is part of the problem, Eisgruber said. Emily Wagster, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2020 Though heroic, Kirk’s final act was in ignorance of a powerful ally who could have saved the Enterprise unharmed—the humble water bear. Kyle Hill, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2013

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“In ignorance of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20ignorance%20of. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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