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unwitting
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
not intentional (without knowledge)
  • The 'old' conflict was reactivated and aggression swiftly mounted to murderous proportions... When such senseless murders occur, they are seen to be an end result of a period of increasing tension and disorganization in the murderer starting before the contact with the victim who, by fitting into the unconscious conflicts of the murderer, unwittingly serves to set into motion his homicidal potential.
    4 — The Corner (55% in)
  • "-for Mr. Adams, in his haste to reach the scene, had unwittingly donned his secretary's coat.
    3 — Answer (99% in)

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