One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that can be predicted; as expected.‘so far the markets have behaved predictably’sentence adverb ‘the results were, perhaps predictably, uneven’
- ‘The kitchen in these clients' house was predictably the most modern-styled room in the house.’
- ‘Before a realignment, the electorate behaves predictably.’
- ‘The reception desk in major brand hotels was always, predictably, opposite the main entrance.’
- ‘It would be simple and convenient if all bacteria reacted predictably.’
- ‘Predictably, many of the courses' participants are privileged.’
- ‘Predictably, lack of time, especially a lack of adequate planning time, was the biggest problem.’
- ‘The media responded predictably to the story.’
- ‘Predictably enough, the new business doesn't have a lot of cash.’
- ‘So far the markets have behaved predictably.’
- ‘By day's end, shares of the two software makers had reacted predictably.’
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