curiously enough

curiously enough

Bafflingly; surprisingly; atypically. Curiously enough, it turned out that we both knew John, but had met him in two different parts of the world. He seems, curiously enough, happy that the police caught him. Their newest machine is curiously enough a slight step back when it comes to performance and design.
See also: curiously, enough

ˌcuriously, ˌfunnily, ˌstrangely, etc. eˈnough

used to show that something is surprising: Funnily enough, I was born on exactly the same day as my wife.
See also: enough
References in classic literature ?
Curiously enough, the other man, too had changed as though in sympathetic deference to his superior officer.
His voice when he spoke was, curiously enough, the voice of a gentleman, thick and a trifle rough though it sounded.
And, curiously enough, while my thoughts were thus running on towards the rapids of that swirling moment, the very thing happened which I had often imagined might happen to myself.
The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile from the house, and the way to it led up a shallow draw past the cattle corral.
And yet," she went on, "curiously enough, since it was erected, there have been more wrecks than ever."
Alan is the biggest child of them all, and I doubt not that she thought so, but curiously enough her views of him are among the things I have forgotten.
Curiously enough, he has never seemed to care for solitude.
Curiously enough the excitement was due less to the fact that an innocent man was in danger of a wrongful conviction than to the interest taken in their own ideas as to the Mystery of The Yellow Room.
Curiously enough, her sense of proportion rejected this as soon as it was done.
Michael Vanstone appears to have died, curiously enough, as Mr.
Curiously enough, though, only the name of the man was mentioned in them; nothing about his business, or what he was doing over on this side.
I often remembered figures from that other life, and, curiously enough, they appeared and disappeared, now and again, in my new life.
Curiously enough, Waters sees Neale Fenn's Longford as favourites to take the title, though he agrees it's a much more evenly balanced division this year.
Now curiously enough, a minister has spoken against the habits of Indian women.
His cultured taste was cultivated, curiously enough, when he was an investment banker in New York.