1. the state of being that is commonly observed
  2. ordinariness as a consequence of being expected and not surprising
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How To Use expectedness In A Sentence

  • And for me, for years I've always tried to steer my perspective to that of preparedness instead of expectedness. John Koch: "Beauty in Ugliness" - A Q&A With Blue Valentine Director Derek Cianfrance
  • The unexpectedness of the crushing hurt of it caused him to yelp and at the same time instinctively and spasmodically to pull back with all his strength. CHAPTER XXIII
  • OUDART: There's an expectedness with the brand, I think. CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2008
  • Also, for a genre like epic fantasy in which the suspense and excitement of the quest are supposed to be key, I think much of the appeal draws from their opposites: security and expectedness. Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)
  • We have first an expectation, then a sensation with the feeling of expectedness related to memory of the expectation. The Analysis of Mind
  • We got onto the subject of smoking and she told me a joke - maybe not the funniest one in the world, but the sheer unexpectedness of it, the sharpness of the wit, made me laugh.
  • Estrella heard a voice yell out in surprise that was followed by a laugh of unexpectedness.
  • So it degenerates into a species of word-juggleery that at first astonishes by its unexpectedness, then pleases by its dexterity, and finally offends by reason if its misplaced ingenuity. 2009 March | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS
  • Now, however, we can appreciate the subtlety and unexpectedness of his framing, and the complex interplay he so often achieves between anecdote and form.
  • These sites, valuable rather than holy, help us to recover perspective, reorder our ambitions, quell our paranoias and remind us of the interest and obliging unexpectedness of life. Have Modern Travelers Lost Their Way?
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