predictably

adverb
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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Current and former members of the administration were predictably huffy. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Is the Michelle Wolf White House Correspondents' Dinner Backlash All About Gender?," 29 Apr. 2018 But the president’s own, predictably unpredictable routine is unlikely to work much better. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Reality Distortion Field Could be a Huge Asset for Democrats This Fall," 28 Apr. 2018 Although Morocco has garnered predictably strong African support, the United Bid has aimed to pick off countries on the continent, such as South Africa. Steven Goff, chicagotribune.com, "North America is confident ahead of 2026 World Cup vote: 'We have a path to victory'," 11 June 2018 Their plan to pose as Chinese envoys very predictably fails, especially since the Shogun appears to be pulling a Bernard and leaking cortical fluid out of his ears. refinery29.com, "Westworld Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Maeve vs. Dolores," 21 May 2018 Getty Images At a rally at Winthrop University in South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump's speech turned, predictably, to the topic of Syrian refugees. Kate Storey, Marie Claire, "Meet the Muslim-American Woman Who Dared to Stand Up at a Trump Rally—and Was Escorted Out the Door," 10 Jan. 2016 Russia will appear in the World Cup quarterfinals after shocking Spain in the round of 16 on penalty kicks on Sunday–and the thousands of fans at Moscow's watch party outside of the Luzhniki Stadium predictably went nuts. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "WATCH: Russian Fans Go Wild After World Cup Upset of Spain in PKs," 1 July 2018 Tickets for LaVar Ball’s JBA league went on sale Monday, and predictably, fans will be expected to pay NBA-caliber prices to watch a far worse product. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "The ticket prices for LaVar Ball's JBA league are unreasonably expensive," 21 May 2018 Tickets for both shows are (predictably) going fast. $25. Aaron Davis, sacbee, "Rev up with Loose Engines, a blast from the Beatles’ past, throwback jazz," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of predictably

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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