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strangely enough

in a way that is unusual or surprising His mother, strangely enough, seemed to be happy that he got arrested.
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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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This invitation to drink, couched, as it was, in such informal terms, came very strangely from Nastasia Philipovna.
His blue eyes--large as the eyes of a woman, clear as the eyes of a child--rested on me the moment I turned toward him, with a strangely varying play of expression, which at once interested and perplexed me.
These two volumes express the two intensely vigorous forces which were strangely combined in his nature; for while no man has ever been a more violent romanticist than Swinburne, yet, as one critic has said, 'All the romantic riot in his blood clamored for Greek severity and Greek restraint.
So they went into Death's great greenhouse, where flowers and trees grew strangely into one another.
I found myself strangely afraid of this woman I was escorting aft.
The fond words which I had spoken to her so naturally, in the days of her sorrow and her suffering, faltered strangely on my lips.
How strangely the old times in Cumberland seem to have come back
Law enforcement officers stopped the defendant at Dubai International Airport's transit section as she was walking strangely and they suspected she was hiding something between her legs.
30pm BBC1) MICK is still desperate to find out what is making Linda act so strangely and she's fast running out of excuses to account for her behaviour.
Yet strangely he seemed to miss the serial - and strangely unpunished - assaults perpetrated by the Brazilians, especially on Colombia's mercurial forward James Rodriguez.
We should hate them really, but should hate them really, but strangely we don't.
She's achieved something very difficult and she isn't acting strangely at all, just rediscovering the joys of being young and attractive.
Letter to a stranger In the strangely crowded street I saw you, stranger Dressed and walking strangely Your face surely unknown to me Our eyes met eccentrically You smiled strangely at me The nonsensical thought in me confirmed Your strangeness surrounded me My heart started beating bizarrely As you passed me by, stranger Your unfamiliar scent embraced me I outlandishly clung to it My eyes strangely followed you Disappearing into the strange crowded street You left me feeling peculiar Questioning the strangeness you brought me I am now out of the ordinary .
Strangely exotic flavor Strangely normal bottle/Nestea
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