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adverb as in surprisingly

adverb as in by chance

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adverb as in in an unexpected way

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From the meet-cute to the unexpected connection with a total stranger, it’s something I feel born to do.

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Paul, 35, earned all-NBA second team honors last season by leading the Thunder to an unexpected playoff berth.

She knows the pandemic was unexpected and that it’s extremely challenging to deal with.

Throughout, Tsamaase explores themes of race, gender and sexuality in unexpected and compelling ways.

For even more color, they said in an email, consider having it powder-coated in a rich coral or other unexpected hue.

Small rooms off its graffiti-covered foyer provide shelter from the thick rain that can unexpectedly, and vengefully, hit.

An elderly machinist finds himself unexpectedly wrapped up in the scandal.

Such photos generally blur into the sameness of routine, but this particular one is unexpectedly stirring.

As the unexpectedly civil interaction continued, a woman toweled sweat off Johnson's head.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a wonderful, funny, and unexpectedly fresh superhero movie.

I knew the world had nothing like her, and yet the impression she has made on me, at the first view, is unexpectedly great.

The road descended on the other side, and we followed it till we came unexpectedly upon a little circular park.

We came upon the buffaloes unexpectedly, and at the first shot Pearson dropped one dead—shot through the heart.

He went off whistling, and Isabel raised her hand and looked at it meditatively; his own had been unexpectedly warm and magnetic.

Now suddenly, unexpectedly, she knew she had been living in a fool's paradise, into which Nigel had led her.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unexpectedly, such as: quickly, suddenly, unusually, out of the blue, startlingly, and unawares.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.