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in the event

Definition of in the event

chiefly British

  1. :  when something that was planned or thought about actually happens :  as it turns out <We thought the weather might delay us, but, in the event, we were able to leave on time.>



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  1. :  outcome

    :  the final outcome or determination of a legal action

    :  a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality


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