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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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The release of Mr Davis Cabinet papers on the Waikeria Prison decision revealed that Cabinet simply ignored his advice which is a better explanation for the turn of events, but raises concerns about the lack of confidence his colleagues have in him.
"In a strange turn of events, and in a manner that defies the established legal principles, the court of appeal relied on this same "judgment" of the NAT to overturn the decision of the high court," Professor Olweny in court papers.He also aggrieved that the appellate judges extensively relied on it without questioning its authenticity in light of the admission by the NAT that it was yet to render a verdict in this regard.
Politicians condemned, promises and tributes were made and yet here we are now, in 2017, silent as ever and almost asleep, possibly waiting for another turn of events to wake us up again.
But in an unexpected turn of events, it's an album of children's music and stories.
Arsovski adds that if the turn of events is looked at in a geopolitical sense, it is clear that at least in the next few years, one should not expect any movement toward Europe.
In an interesting turn of events, JLaw's legal team is having a hard time fighting the hacked photos based on the argument that they belong to her.
Al-Mashhadani said in a press conference held at the headquarters of al-Wefaq movement in Baghdad today, that what is happening in the belt of Baghdad worries us, and we fear that the turn of events from there to another areas of Baghdad, and accused armed groups / unnamed / riding military vehicles type ( Hummer), of kidnapping citizens from the belt areas of Baghdad.
EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) IN a bizarre turn of events following a busted wing-mirror, Amelia and Sean are sending threatening text messages to Cameron, who becomes convinced that someone must know he murdered Alex.
In an unexpected turn of events, Sherwin-Williams' planned acquisition of Comex has been blocked.
Summary: A Singaporean man who left a bag of jewels and money on his aeroplane seat had a lucky turn of events when it was returned to him.
Summary: Mass street protests and armed rebellions have been the hallmark of challenges to authoritarianism in Arab states over the last two years, but a "quiet" judicial decision in Pakistan Friday has served to mark an equally dramatic turn of events in that country.
Many Congress leaders were clueless and were caught unawares by the turn of events on Wednesday.
It remains to be seen whether this is a one-off turn of events but behind it lies the adverse sentiment developing towards counter-party risk, a perception associated with the banks exposed to eurozone sovereign debt and whose balance sheets have been weakened accordingly.
In a shocking turn of events, Margaret is threatened with deportation to Canada when her visa expires.
Zoo president Chuck Brady said: "Everyone is deeply saddened by this turn of events."