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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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In a surprise turn of events, loan requests from the Federal Reserve's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) program dropped by 64%, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on it's website.
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.
As the story line develops you forget the first-person narration until a totally unexpected turn of events near the end.
The current turn of events offers an unparalleled opportunity for historical I-told-you-so-ism, but Iraq is no longer the biggest worry confronting the United States.
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.