sur·​pris·​ing·​ly | \ sər-ˈprī-ziŋ-lē How to pronounce surprisingly (audio) , sə- \

Definition of surprisingly

1 : in a surprising manner : to a surprising degree a surprisingly fast runner
2 : it is surprising that surprisingly, voter turnout was high

Examples of surprisingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That appeared to be a surprisingly strong performance. Paul Wiseman,, "AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the July jobs report," 7 Aug. 2020 Not surprisingly, Mark Zuckerberg and the project got blistered, with a lot of the attacks coming from lawmakers and regulators, and Facebook backed down. Greg Jefferson,, "Jefferson: Sooner than anyone imagined, cryptocurrencies are going mainstream," 7 Aug. 2020 And though riding to the beat of the music while the instructor shouts out inspirational and supportive words of encouragement, a big part of what SoulCycle has come to be known for, the headphones surprisingly don’t lessen that experience. Travel + Leisure, "SoulCycle Just Launched Outdoor Classes Across the U.S. — and They'll Make You Feel Like You're Back in the Studio," 6 Aug. 2020 All the attention has helped make Omar a progressive star, but it's also drawn criticism and a surprisingly strong primary challenger in Melton-Meaux. Steve Karnowski And Mohamed Ibrahim, Star Tribune, "Omar, seeking 2nd term, is targeted for her celebrity," 2 Aug. 2020 Our agenda, not surprisingly, is exceedingly modest. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: BioNTech expects to seek approval for vaccine by year-end; why the FDA chose a 50% threshold for Covid-19 vaccines," 10 July 2020 Not surprisingly, those are the areas where community gardens have taken root. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "'We're behind the curve': Community gardens struggle to feed food insecure during pandemic," 8 July 2020 The sharpening business was surprisingly robust during the shutdown, Sato said, with extra busy pizzerias and food carts requiring his services and other clients requesting sharpening for everything from hair-cutting scissors to garden shears. oregonlive, "Grand restaurant (re)opening: What was it like eating out on Portland first night in Phase 1?," 20 June 2020 Airlines and airports have seen surprisingly robust crowds returning to airports during the past few weeks. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "TSA will open more security checkpoints at DFW to prep for busier July 4th travel," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of surprisingly

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2020

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“Surprisingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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