wittingly or unwittingly

idiom

: knowingly or unknowingly
Wittingly or unwittingly, she hurt my feelings again.

Examples of wittingly or unwittingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Danchenko indictment, however, challenges the idea that Millian fed information to Steele’s project, wittingly or unwittingly. Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2021 There is a notion—and Hawking encouraged this, wittingly or unwittingly—that scientific theories and discoveries emerge full-grown like Athena from the head of Zeus; that scientists need their bodies only to communicate their work after the fact. James Gleick, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2021 According to the Senate report, the FBI's counter-intelligence investigation was opened on July 31, 2016 with the broad intent of determining whether any individuals associated with the Trump campaign had either wittingly or unwittingly coordinated with the Russian government. CBS News, 23 Oct. 2020 The battle between Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and the City Council has escalated after the council either wittingly or unwittingly cut the position of the mayor's longtime assistant from the new budget. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2020

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“Wittingly or unwittingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wittingly%20or%20unwittingly. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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