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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Word on the street is that Meghan has, unsurprisingly, also bonded easily with the youngest members of the royal family. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Won Over Prince George and Princess Charlotte With Her Cooking," 25 Aug. 2018 And unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner was in attendance, alongside her fiancé, who just so happens to be the brother of the groom, Joe Jonas. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Wears a Sparkly Anita Dongre Lehenga to Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Wedding," 1 Dec. 2018 Tons of celebs have been enjoying the feature, including Kylie who's most popular posts mostly featured Stormi unsurprisingly. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "These Apps Will Reveal Your Best Instagram Posts of 2018 and You Need To Try Them," 13 Dec. 2018 Being an electric vehicle made in the late 2010s, the truck is unsurprisingly equipped with hardware that Rivian says will allow it to one day drive itself. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The all-electric Rivian R1T is a dream truck for adventurers," 26 Nov. 2018 One is Hollywood Nail & Spa, unsurprisingly empty on a Saturday at 3 a.m. The second is Punjabi Deli & Grocery. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 After announcing that, unsurprisingly, the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series award went to Saturday Night Live, the show's producer Lorne Michaels got up from his seat to hug members of the cast. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "7 Super Awkward Moments From the 2018 Emmys You Definitely Missed," 18 Sep. 2018 Perhaps unsurprisingly, such extreme economic inequality has not gone unchallenged. Devon Maloney, The Verge, "3% is the most riveting, uplifting dystopian show you’re not watching," 6 May 2018 The English midfielder has unsurprisingly found first team football hard to come by at Stamford Bridge after making the switch from Leicester in 2017, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante dominating the midfield spots at the club. SI.com, "West Ham Linked With Transfer Record-Smashing £30m Move for Chelsea Midfielder," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of unsurprisingly

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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