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I think there was a phrase that meant precisely that. The only thing that I remember is that it ended with ...enough (I'm not very sure, though).

Example:

I glanced around to make sure I was still in the same room. And [...] enough, everything still looked the same: the same wooden tables, the same...

Of course I could be mistaken. In that case I welcome other alternatives.

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Well, there's sure enough, or lo and behold, or what do you know (pronounced whaddaya know) –  Jim Oct 27 '13 at 4:05

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You could also use 'of course':

"And of course, everything still looked the same..."

OED: "Of course - used to introduce an idea or action as being obvious or to be expected."

Although, it seems you were thinking of what @Jim said - 'sure enough'.

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