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turn of events

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, turn of events, twistnoun

    an unforeseen development

    "events suddenly took an awkward turn"


  1. turn of eventsnoun

    A deviation from the expected course of events.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn of events in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turn of events in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of turn of events in a Sentence

  1. John Vanbiesbrouck:

    This turn of events, we have to get to work and we have to get to work quickly selecting our team.

  2. Brett Foster:

    It’s only with this recent turn of events that people have started to talk about this network, so there’s a host of additional things that are interesting to investigate.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    In an unlikely but conceivable turn of events, what if that scientist becomes infected with the virus, which leads to an outbreak and ultimately triggers a pandemic? Many ask reasonable questions: given the possibility of such a scenario – however remote – should the initial experiments have been performed and/or published in the first place, and what were the processes involved in this decision?, scientists working in this field might say – as indeed I have said – that the benefits of such experiments and the resulting knowledge outweigh the risks.

  4. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    Provocateurs in Kiev ... could try to 'whip something up' in the expectation that this will influence the world public and weapons will flow into Ukraine, i am convinced that Berlin and Paris, as the most important players ..., should prevent such a turn of events.

  5. Charles Armstrong:

    He was someone that one would have thought would remain very high up in the regime. So this kind of a shake up, particularly if he's been executed, is quite a remarkable turn of events.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. abduct
    • B. abase
    • C. abhor
    • D. embellish

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