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sur·pris·ing·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surprisinglyadverb

    in a surprising manner

    "he was surprisingly friendly"

  2. amazingly, surprisingly, astonishinglyadverb

    in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise

    "amazingly, he finished medical school in three years"

Wiktionary

  1. surprisinglyadverb

    In a way that causes surprise because it is unexpected, or unusual.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Surprisinglyadverb

    To a degree that raises wonder; in a manner that raises wonder.

    Etymology: from surprising.

    If out of these ten thousand, we should take the men that are employed in publick business, the number of those who remain will be surprizingly little. Addison.

Wikipedia

  1. surprisingly

    Surprise (pronunciation ) is a brief mental and physiological state, a startle response experienced by animals and humans as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. Surprise can occur in varying levels of intensity ranging from very-surprised, which may induce the fight-or-flight response, or little-surprise that elicits a less intense response to the stimuli.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprisingly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3626

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'surprisingly' in Adverbs Frequency: #260

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of surprisingly in a Sentence

  1. Kathrin Boerner:

    What we have found ... is that even with pretty significant physical limitations and impairments, their subjective well being and amount they value life is surprisingly high.

  2. Christopher Reynolds:

    It tasted surprisingly good, and surprisingly like beer.

  3. Taylor Swift:

    She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour, she tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I'm surprisingly non-confrontational -- you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it.

  4. Brian Nunamaker:

    As a parent, you feel extremely helpless to be unable to assist the most important person in the world during such a time of emergency, worst case scenarios run through your head while you are hoping for the best. The eternity of waiting for help to arrive was surprisingly non-existent in this situation. I was surprised at how quickly help had arrived in the form of a fire truck. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, Nunamaker’s daughter was limp but she was still breathing and had a pulse. His daughter arrived at the hospital and started to have another seizure, but it stopped momentarily. Nunamaker said his daughter was later transferred to VCU and was later discharged. Nunamaker told Fox 5 DC he was hoping to put the ordeal behind him, but couldn’t when he heard the news of Kelley and Bloom’s suspension. My wife and I feel terrible for the fallout that has happened to these two gentlemen, Nunamaker said in a statement to Fox 5 DC. They simply had the best interests for our daughter's care in mind.

  5. Laurent Sacharoff:

    They could start with the cloud and try other means of getting in, there are a surprisingly large number of ways to get into a device to figure out the password other than from the person.

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