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.
Courtiers have a marvelous instinct in scenting the turn of events; courtiers possess a supreme kind of science; they are diplomatists in throwing light upon the unraveling of complicated intrigues, captains in divining the issue of battles, and physicians in curing the sick.
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. He had expected Dutocq to denounce him, and found he had not been mistaken; des Lupeaulx had certainly seen the document which judged him so severely, and yet des Lupeaulx was fawning on his judge!
However, Pakistan needs to shoulder some of the blame for these turn of events. Consider the following:
Summary: Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 12 (ANI): In a most unfortunate turn of events, as many as 35 cattle were found dead at a temporary shelter home in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on Friday.
In a recent turn of events, Nadia took to social media to clarify that she doesn't endorse any kind of whitening/fairness brands.
However, there was an unfortunate turn of events and Huawei had to step down from its goal for a while.
'The turn of events have made this drama more interesting.
THE PUNTER The North's best racing guide by a distance The Chronicle, Saturday, January 26, 2019 THE PUNTER IN ASSOCIATION WITH tactical switch High-class novice can regain winning thread for smart connections Happy turn of events for Lee Happy Diva (9-2) earned some Black Type in the Lady Protectress Mares' Chase at Huntingdon.