un·sur·pris·ing·ly | \ ˌən-sər-ˈprī-ziŋ-lē , 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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Now, as the afterglow of the Trump-Kim tete-a-tete wears off the prospect of any kind of easy North Korean solution is looking — unsurprisingly — like a mirage. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "North Korea Calls U.S. Diplomatic Posture ‘Regrettable’," 7 July 2018 So, unsurprisingly, Ruth has a not-at-all approved idea to cheer them up. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 Perhaps unsurprisingly, in the days since Crews shared his Senate testimony, a number of his peers have taken to the internet to discredit his experiences—and his manhood. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Terry Crews and the Discomfort of Masculine Anxiety," 29 June 2018 The timing isn't ideal, no, as the Marlins celebrate their 25th Anniversary Weekend following another offseason fire sale that has the club unsurprisingly in the midst of a start-over season wrought by lousy crowds and on pace to top 100 losses. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Marlins' 25th Anniversary Weekend underlines Derek Jeter's obligation to heal deep wounds," 9 June 2018 And unsurprisingly, these new pieces will have the company's standard circle-grid structure on their bottoms to ensure compatibility with decades of Lego pieces and sets. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "New Lego pieces: Still hard on your feet, but easier on the planet," 2 Mar. 2018 Prior to Isaiah Thomas' return, which has unsurprisingly had a negative impact on many areas, Love was in the midst of his best season here. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers have reached watershed moment in season: Chris Fedor," 23 Jan. 2018 And amid all of this year’s inspiring action, Trump unsurprisingly took to his Twitter account to tweet his thoughts on the matter. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Donald Trump Trolls Women's March With a Predictably Selfish Tweet," 20 Jan. 2018 Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is starting to create a rift, not just between different parts of the country, but between couples. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them," 11 Aug. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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