one fine day


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one fine day

Suddenly on some unspecified or unremarkable day. One fine day, the police showed up to tell me that my business partner had been using our company as a money-laundering service for nearly 10 years right under my nose. My father decided one fine day that he wanted to buy a camper van and travel the country on his own.
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one fine day

at some unspecified or unknown time.
1990 Wilfred Sheed Essays in Disguise If Sydney blew away one fine day, Melbourne could easily take its place as a center of mateship and conspicuous democracy.
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Off he packed the Methodists, one fine day, exiled several hundred of his people to Samoa for sticking to Methodism, and, of all things, invented a religion of his own, with himself the figure-head of worship.
One fine day the tile-maker had a paralytic stroke, and I had him removed to the hospital at Grenoble at once.
One Fine Day aims to be a welcoming space for people to "congregate, hang out, work and celebrate".
The Hong Kong folks had the peculiar experience of going to sleep in the United Kingdom one fine day and got up in China without moving an inch from their places
The trainer said: "The ground was yielding at Fairyhouse and that made a huge difference to One Fine Day.
So, it came as quite a surprise when one fine day it was reported that the 44- year- old Dilip Kumar had proposed to Saira Banu, who at 22 was half his age.
Tykwer's Berlin-based shingle, One Fine Day Films, was celebrating the world premiere of "Nairobi Half Life," the second movie the company has produced since it was founded by Tykwer and his partner, Marie Steinmann in 2008.
One knows Dubai's mega event, the Dubai Shopping Festival, is around the corner when one fine day the entire city is lit up like a Christmas tree.
Still I was unworried until one fine day when J became aware of wetness between the fingertips.
One fine day as I was riding it across the lawn, I had to shut it down to take a phone call.
The late French president one fine day decided to quit smoking.
Because of this, I probably would have given someone a hernia one fine day.
They are: Iain Banks - The Crow Road, Christopher Brookmyre - One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, The Broons and Oor Wullie: The Roaring Forties, Dave Brown & Ian Mitchell - Mountain Days and Bothy Nights, Des Dillon - Me and Ma Gal, Alasdair Gray - Lanark, Janet Paisley - Not for Glory , Ian Rankin - Set in Darkness , Alan Warner - Morvern Callar and Welsh's Trainspotting.
One fine day they might be looking out of their cells at a peaceful Ulster.