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1. Not common or usual: "The legislature has produced a new budget of unaccustomed austerity" (People).
2. Not being habituated. Used with to: is still unaccustomed to a life of stress.

un′ac·cus′tomed·ly adv.
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in an unaccustomed manner
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Each title--A Minute of Terrible Torpor, I Become Unaccustomedly Quiet and Then Noisy Again, Coughing and Throat Clearing-- succinctly evokes the preposterous expectations and bitter disappointments not only of art-world spectatorship but of life itself.
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Elisha, though, seems to John to be worthy of praise, and when he enters the Temple, John feels "unaccustomedly bold and lighthearted; the arrival of Elisha had caused his mood to change" (51).