in a way that is surprising or unforeseen:One of her friends passed away unexpectedly this week.
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How to use unexpectedly in a sentence
From the meet-cute to the unexpected connection with a total stranger, it’s something I feel born to do.One Good Thing: Netflix’s Dash & Lily is a sweet TV rom-com with a Christmas twist | Emily VanDerWerff | November 20, 2020 | Vox
Paul, 35, earned all-NBA second team honors last season by leading the Thunder to an unexpected playoff berth.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder | Ben Golliver | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
She knows the pandemic was unexpected and that it’s extremely challenging to deal with.The Learning Curve: Even With Schools Closed, State of District ‘Unstoppable’ | Will Huntsberry | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Throughout, Tsamaase explores themes of race, gender and sexuality in unexpected and compelling ways.Best science fiction, fantasy and horror books of 2020 | Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
For even more color, they said in an email, consider having it powder-coated in a rich coral or other unexpected hue.Shopping with the pros: The Madcap Cottage team chooses favorites from Terrain | Mari-Jane Williams | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
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.An Uneasy Peace Falls on Ferguson after Local Cops Called Off | Justin Glawe | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Guardians of the Galaxy is a wonderful, funny, and unexpectedly fresh superhero movie.'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Not a Watershed Moment for Women | Kevin Fallon | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I knew the world had nothing like her, and yet the impression she has made on me, at the first view, is unexpectedly great.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The road descended on the other side, and we followed it till we came unexpectedly upon a little circular park.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
We came upon the buffaloes unexpectedly, and at the first shot Pearson dropped one dead—shot through the heart.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
He went off whistling, and Isabel raised her hand and looked at it meditatively; his own had been unexpectedly warm and magnetic.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Now suddenly, unexpectedly, she knew she had been living in a fool's paradise, into which Nigel had led her.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens