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inexpectation

Roget-categorie 508

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.6. Extension of thought
›› 4.6.2. To the future

#508. Inexpectation

zelfstandig naamwoord

inexpectation, non-expectationfalse expectation etc. (disappointment) 509miscalculation etc. 481.
surprise, sudden burst, thunderclap, blow, shock, startbolt out of the bluewonder etc. 870eye opener.
unpleasant surprise, pleasant surprise.

werkwoord

not expect etc. 507be taken by surprisestartmiscalculate etc. 481not bargain forcome upon, fall upon.
be unexpected etc. adj. — come unawares etc. adv. — turn up, pop, drop from the cloudscome upon one, burst upon one, flash upon one, bounce upon one, steal upon one, creep upon onecome like a thunder clap, burst like a thunderclap, thunder bolttake by surprise, catch by surprise, catch unawares, catch nappingyach [S. Afr.].
pounce upon, spring a mine upon.
surprise, startle, take aback, electrify, stun, stagger, take away one's breath, throw off one's guardastonish, dumbfound etc. (strike with wonder) 870.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

nonexpectantsurprised etc. v. — unwarned, unawareoff one's guardinattentive 458.
unexpected, unanticipated, unpredicted, unlooked for, unforeseen, unhoped fordropped from the cloudsbeyond expectation, contrary to expectation, against expectation, against all expectationout of one's reckoningunheard of etc. (exceptional) 83startling, surprisingsudden etc. (instantaneous) 113.
unpredictable, unforeseeable (unknowable) 519.

bijwoord

abruptly, unexpectedly, surprisinglyplump, pop, a l'improviste [Fr.], unawares without notice, without warning, without a 'by your leave' —" like a thief in the night, like a thunderboltin an unguarded momentsuddenly etc. (instantaneously) 113.

tussenwerpsel

heydey! , etc. (wonder) 870.

uitdrukking

little did one think, little did one expectnobody would ever suppose, nobody would ever think, nobody would ever expectwho would have thought —? it beats the Dutch.



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