pre·​dict·​ably | \ pri-ˈdik-tə-blē How to pronounce predictably (audio) \

Definition of predictably

1 : in a manner that can be predicted works quickly and predictably
2 : as one could predict : as one would expect His reaction was predictably negative. From the beginning, we fell predictably into familiar student roles.— Alexandra Fuller Predictably, Southern's fans were not pleased.— Andrew Marantz

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The safety and driver-assist features, predictably, were a paragon of German engineering. Charles Fleming,, "Porsche’s 2019 Cayenne Turbo can haul your groceries from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds," 21 June 2019 But, perhaps predictably, the best bites of the night were the result of the chefs cooking in their respective oeuvres. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "An early taste of Pernoi, one of metro Detroit's most anticipated restaurants ever," 19 June 2019 Polls indicate that Floridians strongly support a ban, though predictably, the numbers get a little out of whack when asking questions here. George Diaz,, "Time for Florida greyhound racing to hit dead end," 22 Mar. 2018 The Warriors predictably got their offense going late in the half. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Rockets hold off Warriors in powerhouse matchup," 20 Jan. 2018 With a new-look lineup and interim head coach, the Oregon State baseball team’s national title defense predictably fell short. Bob Lundeberg For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "‘The volatility of baseball’: Oregon State Beavers 2019 season in review," 21 June 2019 The series brings ten celeb-reality singles to Malibu in the hopes of getting a fresh start at love, but things get predictably messy when their exes arrive to either rekindle an old flame — or enact their revenge. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Meet the Cast of Ex on the Beach Season 3 — and Watch an Explosive First Look," 19 June 2019 No surprise that Democrats and Republicans are sharply, if not predictably, on opposite sides of the question. John Myers,, "Californians' split decision on the death penalty," 17 June 2019 Unfortunately, and all too predictably, the rollout of RCS has been terrible (especially in the US). Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of predictably

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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