from The Century Dictionary.
- In an unexpected manner; at a time or in a manner not expected or looked for; suddenly.
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- adverb In an
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- adverb in a way that was not expected
- adverb without advance planning
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He had come into his title unexpectedly, and made his new tenantry adore him.
The Democratic Alliance on Thursday said it was glad to see what it called the unexpectedly drastic increase in the number of matriculants who passed the 2000 examination at government schools.
Judith Viorst has turned what she calls unexpectedly 80.
It travels really well-trodden narrative territory in unexpectedly delicate ways.
And thus it came to pass that “modern technology,” in the form of the newfangled Internet, fell rudely and unexpectedly from the sky, inexplicably landing on the heads of various lawyers, despite the fact that those very same heads were buried, willfully, deep in the sand.
Republicans are pressing their case in unexpectedly close races in other states.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed a proposal Thursday that would allow people in late middle age to buy insurance through Medicare, helping to sustain an idea that sprang unexpectedly from the Senate this week.
But oth, we almost always have Velveeta and Rotel around, so when someone drops in unexpectedly ...
Once I was sitting on my couch with a guy who went in unexpectedly for a kiss.
I wanted to explain this to Linda Douglass, Obama's heavy-duty spokesperson, when she called unexpectedly and unsolicited at 7: 30 Friday morning.