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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·awares /-ˈwærz, ˈwɛrz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·a·wares adv. Without design or preparation; suddenly; without premeditation, unexpectedly. “Mercies lighting unawares.”
 Lest unawares we lose
 This our high place, our sanctuary, our hill.   --Milton.
 At unaware, or At unawares, unexpectedly; by surprise.
    He breaks at unawares upon our walks.   --Dryden.
 So we met
 In this old sleepy town at unaware.   --R. Browning.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: without forethought or plan; inadvertently; "came upon the
             diamond unawares"
      2: suddenly and unexpectedly; "rain caught them unawares";
         "sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with
         bittered agony because it takes them unawares"- A.Lincoln
      3: at a disadvantage; "I was caught short" [syn: short]