from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a way that causes surprise because it is unexpected, or unusual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a surprising manner or degree; astonishingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a surprising manner
- adv. in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The reason I use the term "surprisingly" is because I typically listen to WBBR on my radio in the background for a large part of the day.
However, the New York-based publisher of the "Grand Theft Auto" videogame franchise outperformed its own reduced expectations, and it boosted its fiscal 2008 guidance due to better-than-expected first-quarter results and what it described as surprisingly strong preorders of its latest "Grand Theft Auto" game, due April 29.
MacLean suggests Santa Margherita Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Brut, from Italy, which she describes as surprisingly rich and toasty, yet packed with luscious peach and pear notes.
Seated in surprisingly comfortable wicker chairs, we were promptly presented with menus and the wine list.
His theme, not surprisingly, is French Cabernet Franc.
The God of science, not surprisingly, is made in the image of science: He is a kind of fundamental force - a non-living, mechanistic force whose behavior is a consequence not of will but of the playing out of potential according to a super-complicated mathematical formula, explainable by a unified theory that we haven't quite figured out yet, that encompasses and explains the underlying inter-dynamics of physics, chemistry, biology, and sociology all at once.
If economic data come in surprisingly good over the coming weeks - or inflation shows signs of rising - the Fed might not intervene.
Phillips, surprisingly, is taking exception to anyone mentioning the incident.
More surprisingly is that this is a first person shooter.
This last bit, not surprisingly, is where I get the title from …