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

Examples of unsurprisingly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps unsurprisingly, the movement was the greatest challenge. Mark Cho, Robb Report, 16 Oct. 2021 Living life Anderson-style does not, unsurprisingly, come cheap. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 That’s meant GitLab has competed with a variety of offerings from other companies, including, unsurprisingly from the name, Microsoft subsidiary GitHub, but also infrastructure players and security specialists. Alex Konrad, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 The problem, unsurprisingly, is a lack of rental cars. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 9 Oct. 2021 Most of the local action at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is, unsurprisingly, coming in on the Sox, said Ross Sansone, who helps run the sportsbook. John Keilman, chicagotribune.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Even though his jumper looked unsurprisingly iffy -- a knock on him for years and a carryover from last season with the Timberwolves -- Rubio helped ignite the offense for a brief stretch in the first half. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 6 Oct. 2021 If anyone questioned his sincerity, recent events have, unsurprisingly, eliminated all doubt. The Editors, National Review, 5 Oct. 2021 The risk of trafficking is unsurprisingly greatest among the most vulnerable, including runaways and youth who are homeless or living in foster care. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of unsurprisingly

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unsurprisingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsurprisingly. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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