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turn of events

A sudden change or alteration in a situation or circumstance. After an unexpected turn of events, the president has announced that he will be resigning from office. Sometimes it takes a dramatic turn of events for our lives to head in the direction they were meant for.
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a/the ˌturn of eˈvents

the way things happen, especially when this is not expected: Because of a strange turn of events at work, she has unexpectedly been offered a very good job in the sales department.
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You obviously never let yourself be fired unless your lawyer, in an unlikely turn of events, recommends unemployment benefits over some kind of silent cash settlement.
Though this turn of events seems to have come upon the nation suddenly and without warning, it is a revolution that has been decades in the making.
This recent turn of events is most welcome in challenging preconceived notions of art in the Eternal City at the turn of the seventeenth century.
Wolfensohn gets his will and forces Woicke out," laments a high Berlin government official, "there won't be a German left at the leadership level of the Bretton Woods institutions, and that's a bad turn of events.
In the recent municipal election we have witnessed a turn of events that has left the Waterloo Catholic Board of Trustees with one fewer Defender of the Faith.
This was a bad turn of events for albatross, which are notoriously picky about real estate.
For a moment, nine poor young black men and their mothers from the Deep South became celebrities, as did Ruby Bates, who, in another remarkable turn of events, went on tour for the ILD speaking on behalf of the Scottsboro defendants.
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This is, to say the least, an interesting turn of events, one that is on the face of it every bit as surprising and unbelievable as a bad comic book plot.
Old timers did much weeping and gnashing of teeth about this unfortunate turn of events.
But the turn of events is prompting new questions about online scrutiny.
com are ripe to subscribe to newsletters that cover their area of concern, to keep up with each twist and turn of events.
POLICE cordoned off a section of Warren Hill in Newmarket last night in a dramatic turn of events in the search for the two missing schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, writes Tony Smurthwaite.
I AM very disappointed with the recent turn of events at Anfield.
Bishop Brown said he is not surprised at the sudden turn of events.