[ UK /ˌʌnɛkspˈɛktɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌənɪkˈspɛktɪd/ ]
  1. not expected or anticipated
    unexpected guests
    unexpected news
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How To Use unexpected In A Sentence

  • I barken back to the rogue Taken Howler, the dead unexpectedly alive and inimical. Shadow Games
  • What is the common factor of unexpected packages in a pear tree? Times, Sunday Times
  • These build and swell into clouds, suddenly breaking apart and dispersing unexpectedly.
  • After too much airtime is devoted to the quartet's training, the contest itself throws up an unexpected hero. Times, Sunday Times
  • The questions were evidently unexpected to the slow-witted spokesman, who instantly found himself tongue-tied.
  • The crowd whooped and hollered at the unexpected entertainment.
  • I thought we were never going to reach it; and then, almost unexpectedly, we suddenly came upon it - a small but ancient village, rising up on a slight eminence, but concealed from view by big clumps of tall-growing reeds.
  • That suture is an unexpected and original way of safeguarding the novel's integrity.
  • It does not matter that they are unusual, unexpected, unforeseen and unforeseeable.
  • This was gracious of him and also provoked an unexpected conspiratorial mirth between the interviewer and interviewee. Times, Sunday Times
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