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come as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to somebody)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to somebody)come as a surprise/relief/blow etc (to somebody)to make someone feel surprised, relieved, disappointed etc The decision came as a great relief to us all. The news will come as no surprise to his colleagues. come
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come as no surpriseHucknall's double award came as no surprise.These results came as no surprise.It will come as no surprise that I am not a fan of this historical method.It should come as no surprise that Stuart has been given the vice president's job.It should come as no surprise that welfare dependency, alcohol dependency, and drug dependency are among our most severe problems.That both sources of pay differential exist may come as no surprise, their relative size was not anticipated.Which should come as no surprise to anyone who has heard his songs.It comes as no surprise to learn that he was trained in Vienna in the Maulbertsch workshop.It came as no surprise to me that companies representing 90 percent of home insurance policies have quit writing policies in California.The food was excellent, which should come as no surprise to those who know the chef's reputation.
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