predictably

adverb
pre·dict·ably | \pri-ˈdik-tə-blē \

Definition of predictably 

1 : in a manner that can be predicted works quickly and predictably

2 : as one could predict : as one would expect predictably, the politicians howled

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What guests think of the changes Early reviews on TripAdvisor have been predictably mixed. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Check out the Phoenician resort's fresh look: New spa, golf course, lobby," 11 July 2018 However, the real moment of class predictably came from Rodriguez, who danced his way through the Japan defence before dinking the ball over Eiji Kawashima. SI.com, "World Cup Preview: Colombia vs Japan - Recent Form, Classic Encounter, Team News & More," 18 June 2018 The game's subreddit is already (predictably) full of irate commenters reacting to the move. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Wrong direction? Ubisoft raising prices on Rainbow Six: Siege by $20," 26 Jan. 2018 So has the actor Matthew Wilkas (the Olympian Gus Kenworthy’s boyfriend) and, less predictably, Ansel Elgort. Brian Sloan, New York Times, "A (Mostly) Gay, Celebrity-Filled Party Returns to the Bowery," 3 July 2018 The Warriors, predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career. Tim Reynolds, chicagotribune.com, "Warriors set to add DeMarcus Cousins to lineup," 2 July 2018 The airport employee who tried to fight Pacman Jones (for whatever reason) in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, predictably, ended up on the ground. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Cam, AB and Opponents Who Team Up for Summer Workouts," 13 July 2018 Biebwin fans, however, are quick with the Screen Record function and, predictably, captured the entire video before Justin could delete it, per Cosmopolitan. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Posts and Immediately Deletes Video of Hailey Baldwin Singing Rihanna," 13 July 2018 While lung function predictably reduced from the screaming and general upheaval, so did the feeling of shortness of breath. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of predictably

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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