strangely

strangely
strange|ly [ `streındʒli ] adverb *
1. ) in an unusual way:
Everyone looked at him strangely.
2. ) used for saying that something is surprising or unusual:
Strangely, I knew he wouldn't hurt me.
a ) strangely enough used for saying that something is true, even though it is surprising or unusual:
Strangely enough, it turned out that I'd already met her.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Strangely — Strange ly, adv. 1. As something foreign, or not one s own; in a manner adapted to something foreign and strange. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In the manner of one who does not know another; distantly; reservedly; coldly. [1913 Webster] You all …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strangely — adverb 1 in an unusual way: Mick s been acting very strangely lately. | a strangely shaped shell 2 strangely enough (sentence adverb) used to say that although something seems unlikely, it is true: Strangely enough, I wasn t really that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strangely — strange|ly [ˈstreındʒli] adv in an unusual or surprising way = ↑oddly ▪ Mick s been acting very strangely lately. ▪ strangely shaped hills ▪ The crowd fell strangely silent. ▪ Strangely enough , I wasn t that disappointed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strangely — [[t]stre͟ɪnʤli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl (emphasis) You use strangely to emphasize that what you are saying is surprising. → See also strange Strangely, the race didn t start until 8.15pm... No, strangely enough, this is not the case. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • strangely */ — UK [ˈstreɪndʒlɪ] / US adverb 1) in an unusual way Everyone looked at him strangely. 2) used for saying that something is surprising or unusual Strangely, I knew he wouldn t hurt me. • strangely enough …   English dictionary

  • strangely — adv. Strangely is used with these adjectives: ↑absent, ↑beautiful, ↑calm, ↑comforting, ↑compelling, ↑content, ↑detached, ↑distant, ↑elated, ↑elusive, ↑empty, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • strangely — strange ► ADJECTIVE 1) unusual or surprising. 2) not previously visited, seen, or encountered. 3) (strange to/at/in) archaic unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with. 4) Physics denoting one of the six flavours of quark. DERIVATIVES strangely adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • strangely enough — in a way that is unusual or surprising. His mother, strangely enough, seemed to be happy that he got arrested …   New idioms dictionary

  • strangely enough — used for saying that something is true, even though it is surprising or unusual Strangely enough, it turned out that I d already met her …   English dictionary

  • strangely — adverb see strange I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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