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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His presence goes unnoticed until a charming Gale Storm, playing the daughter of the owner, shows up unannounced. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "13 Classic Christmas Movies That Millennials Should Definitely Watch," 6 Dec. 2018 And students may be subjected to more unannounced, random searches with portable metal detectors – wands – beginning with the upcoming school year. Sue Kiesewetter, Cincinnati.com, "Hamilton Schools staff can be armed," 29 June 2018 On June 12 -13, 2018 the Long-Term Care Institute returned to the Orlando VA Medical Center’s CLC for an unannounced survey. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida congressman demands probe of misconduct at VA nursing home," 3 July 2018 Before then, investigators will conduct unannounced follow-up surveys to determine whether the facility is back in compliance. Cassie Cope, charlotteobserver, "NC psych center cleared to admit new patients after allegations of rape, abuse | Charlotte Observer," 15 Mar. 2018 That might be why, as the TBS comedian sat down for an interview with Jeff Daniels about his new Hulu drama The Looming Tower on Tuesday, an unannounced special guest appeared: Jim Carrey, Daniels’ erstwhile Dumb and Dumber co-star. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Jim Carrey Crashes Jeff Daniels on Conan for Impromptu Dumb and Dumber Reunion," 18 Apr. 2018 Friday's fund-raiser starts at 6 PM and includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and late-night performances by Mensa, Jamila Woods, and an unannounced special guest. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Vic Mensa throws a fund-raiser for his ambitious new charitable foundation," 13 Mar. 2018 Pollack was an unannounced guest at a listening session in the State Dining Room of the White House, which called the session a discussion of school safety. Anchorage Daily News, "Parents and students plead with Trump: ‘How many children have to get shot?’," 22 Feb. 2018 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

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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