un·an·nounced | \ˌən-ə-ˈnau̇n(t)st \

Definition of unannounced 

: occurring without any prior announcement or warning : not announced an unannounced concert showed up unannounced at her doorstep

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Merkley, who had shown up at the shelter unannounced, later questioned conditions in the facility and whether the children were properly cared for. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Tour gives a glimpse inside Texas migrant youth shelter — cots, soccer and a Trump mural," 14 June 2018 There is no existing federal law allowing legislators to show up unannounced and walk in. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Should federal facilities be required to allow inspections by members of Congress?," 19 June 2018 In addition, security was hired for the house after Sue frequently appeared unannounced at the home and took items, the source said. Carleton English, Fox News, "Bill Gross made disputed home with ex-wife stink like vomit, dead fish with foul-smelling sprays: lawsuit," 18 June 2018 On Friday morning, Scott Pruitt slipped unannounced into the White House, where the Environmental Protection Agency chief has caused plenty of headaches and heartburn over the past week. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "As a bruising week ends, EPA’s Pruitt hangs on to support from a wary White House," 6 Apr. 2018 In March, the couple made an unannounced visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Maura Hohman, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Touch Down in Dublin! See the Newlyweds’ First Ever Airport Arrival," 10 July 2018 Reservation only — please do not pop in unannounced. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 But after several years working in Mr. Schultz’s shadow — a door connects the two men’s offices, and Mr. Schultz often pops in unannounced — Mr. Johnson will be on his own. David Gelles, New York Times, "Starbucks’s C.E.O. Isn’t Leaving. Only Howard Schultz Is.," 17 June 2018 After practicing with Western Kentucky for a few weeks last summer, the 7-foot center left school unannounced and was later suspended. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "Mitchell Robinson withdraws from all NBA Combine activities: report," 16 May 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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