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さすが (流石) [さすが] (sasuga)
    Meaning: as expected, after all
    Example: he won. After all, he is a fast runner
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #4128   さすが、彼は期待を裏切らないね。 
That's just what one would expect of him.  
ex #4129   さすがだね。君ならやってくれると思っていたよ。 
Excellent! It's just like you to come through like that.  
ex #4130   さすがに偉大な学者だけあって、彼はその問いに容易に答えた。 
Like the great scholar that he was, he answered the question easily.  
ex #4131   年の功と言うのか、彼の意見はさすがに一日の長があるね。 
Maybe it's his age but his opinions seem a little more grounded in experience than everyone else's.  
ex #4132   彼はさすがに大学へ行っただけのことはある。 
He did not go to college for nothing.  
ex #4133   本当の事を言ったとはさすがに勇気がある。 
You were courageous to tell the truth.  

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dcseems to usually be used for positive things. you would not say "he cheated. after all, he is a lawyer.." 
Mikiex4131 一日の長 ichijitsu no chou 〔論語 Analects〕: 経験・技能・知識などに若干すぐれていること。 
Mikiさすが = さすがに 流石 sasuga 
マリThis might be a good example of how to use さすが in a more casual way.

Last time I went to karaoke I went with a bunch of bandmen, and after a vocalist of a certain band blew us all away, everyone said at the same time「さすがにプロだね!!」

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