His rising voice had taken on Inspector Clouseau inflections, surprising for a fulltime Southern Californian.
Out of all the paraphilias you cover in the book, which one was the most surprising to you?
The surprising alliance comes as U.S. forces are finally leaving Iraq, driving in huge convoys across the border to Kuwait.
Nor is it surprising, sadly, to hear of a single person victimized by multiple offenders.
A new book reveals the surprising reality behind the famous Lawrence v. Texas case (hint: there was no actual sex).
That he had done so was the most surprising thing he had ever known himself to do.
You tell me most surprising things; bless me, who would ever trust a man?
It was surprising to see how soon mammy fell into line with the changed order of things.
It would not have been surprising if his head had been turned.
It is not surprising, therefore, that Herodotus did not know all that existed on the far Persian frontier.
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.
A Surprize is ... a dish ... which promising little from its first appearance, when open abounds with all sorts of variety. [W. King, "Cookery," 1708]Surprise party originally was a military detachment (1841); festive sense is attested from 1858.
An exclamation of feigned astonishment over something perfectly obvious or predictable: A study conducted by university researchers a year ago found that the Family Support Act was failing to change the welfare culture. Surprise/ There were two favorite spots for tots. Surprise surprise. The boys loved the little bosom rose (1953+)