course of events

noun phrase

: the things that have happened, that are happening, or that will happen
It's difficult to predict the course of events.

Examples of course of events in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the normal course of events, children take it for granted that their parents feed, clothe and educate them. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 In the normal course of events, this would have led the aging warrior Paul von Hindenburg, Germany’s President, to appoint Hitler Chancellor. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 In the early months of 2024, however, and given the course of events, the war and forever Putinism are mutually reinforcing. Michael Kimmage, Foreign Affairs, 13 Mar. 2024 How will the coaching changes at Alabama, Michigan, Washington and elsewhere impact the course of events? Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 23 Feb. 2024 As the grind of the season takes hold and legs become heavy, energy from the home crowd will assume a greater role in shaping the course of events. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 But Israeli-Saudi rapprochement now appears in deep freeze, while Abraham Accord countries like Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have denounced the current course of events. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 No one wants to eat a lot, since there’s too much food in the normal course of events, but the difficulty is, there isn’t much to do apart from eat. Nigella Lawson, Vogue, 26 Dec. 2023 And at that point, the course of events would be determined not only by the intentions of the two great powers themselves but also by the responses of other countries in the region. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2023

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“Course of events.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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