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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The adoption of new versions of Android may be slow, but there’s one area where Google is (unsurprisingly) doing great: the Google Pixel. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Over 75 percent of Pixel users are on Android Pie," 15 Oct. 2018 Luis Garcia - Spain The Spaniard had an unsurprisingly strong amount of Iberian blood in him (84.7%). SI.com, "8 Football Legends Discover Which Nations They Could Have Played For," 4 July 2018 Harry looked dashing as always in a fitted grey suit and his military decorations, but unsurprisingly, all eyes were on Meghan. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's $56 ASOS Dress Is Back in Stock in Time for Christmas," 17 Dec. 2018 Foster's new girlfriend Amy is, unsurprisingly, horrible. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "26 Times the One Tree Hill Lifetime Christmas Movie Will Remind You of, Well, One Tree Hill," 23 Nov. 2018 Amazon, unsurprisingly, has been at the forefront of many of minds in our universe since the HQ2 search was announced. Alex Baca, Vox, "I work in urban planning. Now Amazon’s coming to my city.," 20 Nov. 2018 At its Flatiron location, the pizza and pasta courses are, unsurprisingly, the real standouts. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Cooking and Baking Classes in New York City," 18 Oct. 2018 The most sprawling county, according to her research, is Oglethorpe County, Ga., with a score of 45; the most compact is, unsurprisingly, dense New York, at 425. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "The Link Between Urban Sprawl and Life Expectancy," 16 Sep. 2018 So, unsurprisingly, the motivation for putting neighbors through five to seven miserable, grinding years of constant truck roar is money. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "St. Johns water district planning five years of sand-hauling for Lake Norris area residents," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of unsurprisingly

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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