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Adverb
Without being anticipated
“Moss had clamped an unexpectedly strong grip on his arm.”
Adverb
By chance
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“Most of us dream of receiving an unexpected windfall, in the hope that it would allow us more financial freedom in our lives.”
Adverb
With a great suddenness
“I received an unexpected visit from my mother-in-law this afternoon.”
Adverb
In a strange or coincidental manner
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“She uses vivid colors and intricately detailed patterns to create unexpected optical illusions.”
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In a manner not previously suspected
Adverb
On very short notice
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Used to emphasize surprise
Adverb
Without being anticipated
Adverb
Used to add a further comment or a remark unconnected to the current subject; by the way
Adverb
Adverb for happening or done before the usual or expected time
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Adverb for unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient
Adverb
Adverb for experiencing luck and good fortune
Adverb
Adverb for not asked for, appreciated or wanted
Adverb
Adverb for acting or done without forethought, or having the tendency to do so
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