unsurprised

[ ser-prahyz, suh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF unsurprised
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Why keep behind unexcited, unsurprised, while the doctor told his story?

She drove to the hotel and met the cordial, unsurprised greeting of the clerk.

There was on their thin little faces a patient and unsurprised resignation.

It was a woman's voice, pleasant, unsurprised, perfectly modulated.

In fact, the only unsurprised party to the transaction was the dame known as Nature.

Now and then a laborer passed them with an unsurprised greeting.

He looked down at her, unsurprised, and paused in his knocking.

The wittiest conversationalist that ever existed would be powerless in a circle of these modern "Unsurprised ones."

When Larry had first entered, she had merely given him an unsurprised "good-evening" and permitted him to pass on.

For Charlotte had come in with a platter, and Nan turned about, peacocking before her unsurprised gaze.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "unexpected attack or capture," from Middle French surprise "a taking unawares," from noun use of past participle of Old French surprendre "to overtake," from sur- "over" (see sur-) + prendre "to take," from Latin prendere, contracted from prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile). Meaning "something unexpected" first recorded 1590s, that of "feeling caused by something unexpected" is c.1600. Meaning "fancy dish" is attested from 1708.

Surprise party originally was a military detachment (1841); festive sense is attested from 1858.

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