the unexpected

noun

: things that happen unexpectedly
Drivers must always be prepared to deal with the unexpected.

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“The unexpected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20unexpected. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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