in the event


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in the event

1. If something should happen or be the case. In the event that we get stuck in traffic, there's no way I'll make my flight. I'd like to see you again, so give me a call in the event that you ever come back through Detroit.
2. In actuality; as it happened. I was skeptical of hiring Jeff, but, in the event, he became one of my best employees.
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in the eˈvent

as it actually happened, contrasted with what was expected: We all thought he was lazy, but in the event he worked hard and passed all his exams.
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in the event

If it should happen; in case: In the event of an emergency, call 911.
See also: event
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