turn of fate

turn of fate

A highly unexpected or coincidental event, especially one that has an important or far-reaching influence on the future. It was a turn of fate that brought together the two brilliant scientists who would go on to solve the world's energy crisis. Really, it was down to a turn of fate that I happened to get this job. Right place, right time, as they say.
See also: fate, of, turn
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By this strange turn of fate we have seen and helped to decide even such a contest.
But in a turn of fate, the visit led Qin not to an other half, but to his children he searched decades for.
Throughout the years that followed, he has taken each surprising twist and turn of fate and used it to help build a life infused with purpose, creativity and fulfillment.
Sadly, however, and with a cruel turn of fate, this latter gentleman was killed in an air accident.
In fact, it appears to be an inevitable sign of the looming turn of fate for all other smartphone brands.
By a good turn of fate, Kenya has another chance to have one of her own feature in a global contest.
PSM accumulated a profit of Rs10 billion in 2007-08 and in a dramatic turn of fate its losses and payable debt have reached Rs450 billion in November 2017.
Yesterday Mnangagwa's cabinet was announced, with key positions handed to the military top brass who oversaw the new president's stunning turn of fate - from being fired as Mugabe's deputy just weeks earlier to replacing him and being hailed as a national rescuer.
"I began my career almost forty years ago, and at every juncture, some significant person or turn of fate pushed me along.
He said: "I began my career almost forty years ago, and at every juncture, some significant person or turn of fate pushed me along.
His nominated film "Kombars" is a story about a widower, Bader, who through a strange turn of fate, finds himself owning a woman's lingerie shop.
But for a tragic turn of fate, the name of Adrian Doherty could well have been added to that list.
But in a bizarre turn of fate, the most reliable source of third-party candidates - the Libertarian Party of Texas - didn't field contestants in most of the state's few remaining swing districts.
By Susie Beever News Reporter susie.beever@trinitymirror.com PC Darren Hill, of Heckmondwike Police, said: "We are appealing for witnesses to this offence in which the victim has had his wedding ring stolen on what, by a terrible turn of fate, was his 50th wedding anniversary.
It is a fortunate turn of fate that its requirements - digital savvy, youth, diversity, engineering - read like a Marketing Birmingham brochure.