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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurprisinglysur‧pris‧ing‧ly /səˈpraɪzɪŋli $ sər-/ ●●○ W3 adverb  SURPRISEDunusually or unexpectedly The exam was surprisingly easy. Not surprisingly, with youth unemployment so high, some school-leavers with qualifications fail to find jobs.
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surprisinglyThis, after I had learned how to work with people with cancer, often proved surprisingly effective.By this time, the Tour was, not surprisingly, in crisis.Television coverage had surprisingly little impact on trends in party credibility.Students are bright, articulate, self-confident and surprisingly mature.Not surprisingly, most companies eagerly accept this offer.And surprisingly only one in five teenagers questioned had been taught about homosexuality and lesbianism in school.The experimental protocol was indeed there, but the actual details seemed surprisingly scant.Not surprisingly the company turned to obvious areas of cost-cutting and revenue- raising.It's surprisingly warm this morning.Not surprisinglyWhat essentials do you pack? Not surprisingly, a spare pair of legs.Not surprisingly , Barbara left him when she found out about the affair.
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