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Grammar detail: 〜と思いきや〜

〜と思いきや〜 - I expected~, but ~; I thought~, but~
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I expected~, but ~; I thought~, but~
Used to express when something is contrary to one's expectation.
あっさり
ことわ
られる
おも
いきや
かのじょ
彼女
しょうだく
承諾
してくれました

I had expected an outright refusal, but to my surprise she agreed.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   おも to think   
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ダン   ことわ to refuse, to decline   た to cut off   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ショウ    acquiesce   うけたまわ to hear, to be told   
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ダク    consent   
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