without intending to; without paying much attention; unconsciously; mindlessly; don't know (exactly) who/where/etc. (but); cannot tell (exactly) who/where/etc. (but); (to/from) no particular (person,etc)
While I was taking a walk, I came as far as the station without intending to.
We do not know when, but my family started a tradition of going skiing on new years day.
As I was listening to he performance without paying much attention, I was gradually pulled into it.
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