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strange to say

Also, strangely enough. Surprisingly, curiously, unaccountably, as in Strange to say, all the boys in his class are six feet tall or taller, or I've never been to the circus, strangely enough. This idiom was first recorded in 1697 as strange to relate.
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It seems strange to say it of a match between two occupants of the relegation zone but, with both sides positive again after a tough few months, Tuesday's game could be a real cracker.
It sounds strange to say, but the book changed her outlook on life," News of the World quoted a friend as saying.
It sounds strange to say it but if Brazil do win, it won't be down to the quality of their football as much as the physical side of their game.
McDonald (Letters, November 16) listing the people I have insulted is a little strange to say the least, as throughout he resorts to wild inaccurate assumptions littered with insults.
It was strange to say that [the runners slipped] because the horses were going too fast as you should be able to go at any speed you like," he told Racing UK.
But, thanks to Mr Gibbons and his team, not forgetting a wonderful lady anaesthetist, it was a relatively, strange to say, pleasant experience
Strange to say, it's a laugh with numerous pints and a bit of space to fit in the questions and the half-time roast potatoes.
There was clear daylight between the two of them but how our player - from being in front - can pull his opponent's jersey is strange to say the least.
I know that it sounds strange to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but it is true.
The circumstances of the Meireles deal were strange to say the least.
A DAVIES, Sheldon I FELT Roberto Di Matteo's comments following the Albion's 5-0 win against Watford were strange to say the least.
I've been struggling a bit with Franchoek as, although it's strange to say of a horse I've been training for so long, I'm not sure what his trip is.
It feels strange to say it, but he's absolutely right.
After all, strange to say, it's what people pay their taxes for.