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Adverb
Without warning or preparation
“When she first told me she was pregnant she didn't take my calls for ages then rang out of the blue and said she was aborting.”
Adverb
Just like that
Adverb
On very short notice
Adverb
Without being anticipated
Adjective
Not expected or foreseen
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“It was an out of the blue remark that took everyone by surprise.”
Adjective
Occurring by chance for no apparent reason
Adjective
Happening or done before the usual or expected time
Adjective
Done or performed without prior preparation or thought
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