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

Definition of unsurprisingly

1 : as is not surprising matters complicate, unsurprisingly— Stanley Kauffmann
2 : in an unsurprising manner the story ended unsurprisingly

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Equally unsurprisingly, London remains the most expensive place to rent, with the average room in the capital now costing £783 a month. Nick Levine, refinery29.com, "This Is How Average Room Rents Vary Across The UK," 14 July 2019 Other amenities include a gym, guest quarters and, unsurprisingly, a recording studio. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Hot Property: Rocker Lindsey Buckingham takes a bow in Brentwood," 13 July 2019 While attempting to navigate those family dynamics from across the ocean, Harry unsurprisingly runs into several obstacles. Stephen Silver, sun-sentinel.com, "In ‘Holy Lands,’ James Caan plays a pig farmer in Israel," 26 June 2019 The Broad Institute, unsurprisingly, does not see eye-to-eye with this interpretation. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Surprise patent ruling revives high-stakes dispute over the genome editor CRISPR," 26 June 2019 The Impact, who started their top lineup in the game, were unsurprisingly dominant in the first half. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Portland Timbers fall 2-1 to Montreal Impact with heavily-rotated lineup," 26 June 2019 While a couple of homes on Placid have sold since May 14, when the Dunlap dam failed, some buyers have pulled out of deals — unsurprisingly on Dunlap, but also on McQueeney. Josh Baugh, ExpressNews.com, "Residents of Guadalupe River lakes brace for worst," 22 June 2019 Perhaps unsurprisingly, that number was only 39% for the guys. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "This Is the Number One Reason Women Shave Their Pubic Hair," 27 June 2019 Neville's approach, unsurprisingly, was a little different. SI.com, "Norway Provide England With Penalty Blueprint as Phil Neville Issues Call to 'Stop Moaning'," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of unsurprisingly

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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