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- adv. unexpectedly; without warning or preparation
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a way that was not expected
- adj. not anticipated
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Nothing like your mother showing up out of the blue to bring on a little coitus interruputus.
One dad, Andrew, told me that out of the blue his son Lucas began doing Lampa.
Joseph Reed, our unique Chief of Prorocol, told me that the Queen saved the day when out of the blue the heavens opened up and the queen whipped a tiny umbrella our of her pocketbook.
Impacted as he is by the concept of a budget, he decides out of the blue that his family needs a budget.
Snatches appeared out of the blue in curiously distorted and whimsical forms on different instruments.
Except this Mrs. van Cordlant coming out of the blue … When in doubt, grab for antiques.
Genii might be expected to rise from those troubled depths, or golden princes, astride winged dragons, to swoop down out of the blue to the rescue.
Then out of the blue she sent a note with Willy Insell that she could not see him for some time—but she gave no reason.
Dana Brett's rack showed up one day that fall, out of the blue and at least three years late, as if it had been held up somewhere in shipping.