inadvertently inadvertently  /ˌɪ nəd ˈvɜr tənt li/


  • (adv) without knowledge or intention



  1. Privacy has become a growing concern among users of search sites ever since America Online inadvertently released the searches of 658,000 of its users in 2006.
  2. They can communicate only their mutual loathing in a realm where words can wound and a telephone cord is an inadvertently lethal weapon.
  3. But by providing so many details about Clover's death, Cream inadvertently revealed that it was, in fact, he who had killed her, and he was hanged in 1892.


  1. Facebook bug exposes some info

    A newly discovered Facebook bug may have inadvertently compromised the contact information of 6 million users, the company says.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Facebook glitch exposed data of 6 million users

    Facebook inadvertently exposed personal contact information of 6 million users to other members of the social network, the company announced Friday afternoon.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Facebook bug inadvertently exposes 6 million users' contact info

    Facebook says a bug in its system caused 6 million users' contact information to be inadvertently exposed.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Clarion-Ledger


  1. "A plane never takes off into an actual thunderstorm, no crew or carrier would allow that," said Patrick Smith, a US based-airline pilot and aviation writer. "But it is remotely possible that the plane could have inadvertently hit some...
    on May 7, 2007 By: Patrick Smith Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "These are five civilians. They are yachtsmen. They were going about their sport," Mr Miliband said. "It seems they may have strayed inadvertently into Iranian waters. We look forward to the Iranian Government dealing with this promptly...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Times Online

  3. Benedict said in his homily, and wondered aloud whether people have "imitated, perhaps inadvertently, the pagans of antiquity?"
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

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