predictably

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

predictable +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

predictably ‎(comparative more predictably, superlative most predictably)

  1. In a manner that can be expected or anticipated.
    Predictably he returned to the scene of his crime, where the police were waiting to arrest him.
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Capello was keen to use Phil Jones, normally a defender, in central midfield - but it was hard work for the Manchester United teenager and his England colleagues in the first half as Spain predictably dominated possession.