Examples of surprising in a Sentence
It's not surprising that he doesn't want to go.
The changes to the campus were surprising.
He shows a surprising lack of concern for others.
A surprising number of people were laid off at the factory.
Recent Examples of surprising from the Web
That's not surprising for a vehicle designed to zoom through sealed vacuum tubes at speeds approaching 700 mph.
The first season had such a positive reception the changes weren't surprising.
The Tokyo location is not surprising, given the city’s appreciation for avant-garde fashion of early Simons’s stripe: long, lean, deftly tailored.
Garner called the win the biggest of his career, which isn't surprising as he's only been involved in junior golf for two summers.
Philadelphia has a wealth of boxing gyms, which is not surprising given that the city has seen the rise of some of the greatest boxers in the world, such as Joe Frazier and Jeff Chandler.
Warsh’s revelations about Trump’s comments to him aren’t surprising.
Those incidents aren’t surprising, said Ronald Kessler, a best-selling author who wrote a book examining the inner-workings of the Secret Service.
Then, in Tully’s final act, things start to get weirder, and the film lobs more than one surprising twist at the viewer in rapid succession.
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SURPRISING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of surprising for English Language Learners
: unexpected or unusual : causing surprise
SURPRISING Defined for Kids
Definition of surprising for Students
- Although some things were always the same with Abuelita … others were surprising …
- —Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising
- He is a surprisingly good singer.
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