contrary to expectations

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To the joy and pride of the whole army, a personal interview was refused, and instead of the Sovereign, Prince Dolgorukov, the victor at Wischau, was sent with Savary to negotiate with Napoleon if, contrary to expectations, these negotiations were actuated by a real desire for peace.
Contrary to expectation, Miss Jane, who the evening before felt better than Miranda, grew worse in the night, and was wholly unable to leave her bed in the morning.
The old man, contrary to expectation, seemed to be on the way to recovery, when one night Silas, sitting up by his bedside, observed that his usual audible breathing had ceased.
Contrary to expectation, China did not prove warlike.
His prediction was nearly fulfilled, but in a very different way from that which De Bassompierre supposed; for after the death of Richelieu everything went on, contrary to expectation, in the same way as before; and Bassompierre had little chance of leaving his prison.
'In line with council's zero tolerance for any form of examination malpractice, members of staff alleged to have behaved contrary to expectations are to face appropriate disciplinary measures once they fail to satisfactorily defend themselves,' he said.
He said, contrary to expectations that bushfires would be rampant during the first quarter of this year because of the drought, domestic fires still outnumbered bushfires.
Sohaib Maqsood (20), the middle-order batsman, contrary to expectations fell short to play a solid inning before leaving the crease after a soft dismissal on slow ball yorker.
Sportcar has retained the recognizable design and outlines of the source code, and, contrary to expectations, has not lost its elegant forms.
Huberty, who added that the XS Max is the most popular new iPhone model with users in China "contrary to expectations," keeps an Overweight rating and $197 price target on Apple shares.
Contrary to expectations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the last Budget announced that there will be no change in personal income tax slab for salaried employees in the current fiscal year.
LAHORE -- Contrary to expectations, the current account deficit soared by 37% month-on-month (MoM) in December 2018 to $1.7 billion as compared to $1.2 billion in November 2018, according to data released by State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday.