turn of events

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Noun1.turn of events - an unforeseen developmentturn of events - an unforeseen development; "events suddenly took an awkward turn"
development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
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But while I realised all this, and, with a veritable aching of the heart at the loss of her, felt a curious satisfaction at the turn of events, still my own psychology became all the more a puzzle to me, and I asked myself, with some impatience, what I would be at, and what it was I really wanted.
Miranda was rather mollified by and pleased with the turn of events, although she did not intend to show it, or give anybody any reason to expect that this expression of hospitality was to serve for a precedent on any subsequent occasion.
If, by some fantastic turn of events, a man--say in the interests of propriety, a married doctor, with Miss Ladd to look after him--had been permitted to enter the room, and had been asked what he thought of the girls when he came out, he would not even have mentioned Francine.
Perhaps I can get a job on some newspaper," he thought, and then his mind turned to the girl with whom he was to have spent this evening and again he was half angry at the turn of events that had prevented his going to her.
Rabourdin walked slowly through the corridors, amazed and confounded by this singular turn of events.
Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok was last evening poised to retain the Council of Governors chairmanship in an intricate turn of events.
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.
With such turn of events, it will be difficult to find the measure between the two extremes and avoid the improvisations that could blur the essence of the talks and would turn one side into a loser.
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.
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.
But in a disgraceful turn of events there was no transport in place to take her to London for the operation.
THE four professional rugby regions in Wales yesterday issued and then quickly withdrew a fierce attack on the WRU and its chief executive Roger Lewis in an extraordinary turn of events.