unexpectedly


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Synonyms for unexpectedly

in a way that was not expected

without advance planning

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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.
Rebecca had never thought of alluding to the circumstances with her previous customers, but unexpectedly she found herself describing Mr.
Cut off thus unexpectedly, he left no will as to the disposal of his property.
Weston was unexpectedly summoned to town and must be absent on the very day.
Towards this home, she began on the approach of January to turn her thoughts, and thither she one day abruptly, and very unexpectedly by them, asked the elder Misses Dashwood to accompany her.
I never seemed in his way; he did not take fits of chilling hauteur: when he met me unexpectedly, the encounter seemed welcome; he had always a word and sometimes a smile for me: when summoned by formal invitation to his presence, I was honoured by a cordiality of reception that made me feel I really possessed the power to amuse him, and that these evening conferences were sought as much for his pleasure as for my benefit.
That proposal, unexpectedly, roused Linton from his lethargy, and threw him into a strange state of agitation.
Unexpectedly as she had appeared, not one of them felt that she was an intruder at all.
He had married a poor ignorant woman, who had served as a waitress at some low eating-house, who had unexpectedly come into a little money, and whose small inheritance he had mercilessly squandered to the last farthing.
We will say that he was unexpectedly found at his forge again.
But through all the confusion and lowness of spirits in which we had been, so unexpectedly to me, involved, I plainly discerned that Mr.
My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated, did not impel me to frank disclosure; but I hope it had some dregs of good at the bottom of it.
And now, thus unexpectedly, I found myself joining the nefarious conspiracy.
States that rise unexpectedly, then, like all other things in nature which are born and grow rapidly, cannot leave their foundations and correspondencies[*] fixed in such a way that the first storm will not overthrow them; unless, as is said, those who unexpectedly become princes are men of so much ability that they know they have to be prepared at once to hold that which fortune has thrown into their laps, and that those foundations, which others have laid BEFORE they became princes, they must lay AFTERWARDS.
Holding a clear recollection of these languid easterly sighs rippling unexpectedly against the run of the smooth swell, with no other warning than a ten-minutes' calm and a queer darkening of the coast-line, I cannot think, without a gasp of professional awe, of that fateful moment.