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Synonyms for unexpectedly

Synonyms for unexpectedly

in a way that was not expected

without advance planning

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This lady had somewhat unexpectedly brought him three sons, so that between Angel, the youngest, and his father the Vicar there seemed to be almost a missing generation.
He was wondering how he could find out what he wanted to know, when Mary's mother unexpectedly gave him just the information he was after.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
Wilcox, unexpectedly catching on to the thought, and rousing, for the first and last time, a faint hope in the breasts of the delightful people.
You never cried Widdy Warning before you begun to-night,' says Durdles, unexpectedly reminded of, or imagining, an injury.
Own brother, sir,' observes Durdles, turning himself about again, and as unexpectedly forgetting his offence as he had recalled or conceived it; 'own brother to Peter the Wild Boy
and when I go to the houses one wants a leg of mutton for an early dinner and I must be back with it in a quarter of an hour; another cook has forgotten to order the beef; I must go and fetch it and be back in no time, or the mistress will scold; and the housekeeper says they have company coming unexpectedly and must have some chops sent up directly; and the lady at No.
And now, thus unexpectedly, I found myself joining the nefarious conspiracy.
Fact is, he even saves her from being kidnapped-and, when she realizes how wrong she's been about him, she naturally looks for ways to make amends-and love is suddenly and unexpectedly in the air.
agree to from unexpectedly on Trading That incident happened in Shorncliffe Road, Coundon, on Tuesday, October 3, and has been reported to West Midlands Police.
The father-of-two died unexpectedly at his home in the early hours on Sunday, October 8, aged 61.
Tenders are invited for Maintenance works of road, parks, water supply, sewerage system, drains anf slabs unexpectedly works to attend day to day complaint by the people Ward No.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI): After India's GDP growth unexpectedly slashed to a three year low in the June quarter, the Opposition thrashed the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, calling it a worrying matter.
Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down.