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Not making you feel surprised or amazed

unsurprising

adjective

something unsurprising is what you expected

predictable

adjective

if something is predictable, it happens in the way that you would expect

it’s (only) to be expected

used for saying that something is completely normal

predictable

adjective

someone who is predictable always behaves or reacts in the same way

unsurprisingly

adverb

in a way that you expected

not unnaturally

used for saying that someone’s behaviour was what could normally be expected in that situation

predictably

adverb

conscious uncoupling

the act of ending a marriage or romantic relationship in a way which shows that the two people will remain friends …

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astronomer

someone who studies the stars and planets using scientific equipment including telescopes

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silver splitter

someone who divorces or separates from his/her partner in late middle age

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