a wind/the winds of change

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a wind/the winds of ˈchange

an event or a series of events that has started to happen and will cause important changes or results: There’s a wind of change in the attitude of voters.Winds of change were sweeping over the country.The British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan used this phrase in a speech he made in 1960.
See also: change, of, wind
References in classic literature ?
The ways of Four Winds were less staid and settled and grooved than those of Avonlea; winds of change blew over them; the sea called ever to the dwellers on shore, and even those who might not answer its call felt the thrill and unrest and mystery and possibilities of it.
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The Winds of Change were disturbing, but they have led to greater harmony.
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The administration did do something this September, though, that conjured up true winds of change.
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There was no hint that a curriculum policy might be re-examined--just a wistful comment about the winds of change.
On the high seas, maritime trade is feeling the winds of change, and Latin America is no exception.
From the probable fates of ancient societies suddenly demolished or moved to mounting evidence that such changes have been serial killers in human civilization's history, THE WINDS OF CHANGE holds some thoughtful implications for us all, blending science and history in an absorbing text.
Will the next pope be a continuation of the current Vatican bureaucracy and its focus or will the winds of change blow into that church?