turn of events

noun phrase

: a change in what is happening
There has been a dramatic turn of events.

Examples of turn of events in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a disappointing turn of events, Dr. Gina S. Brown, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, addressed the crowd, attributing the disruption to capacity constraints and the behavior of some attendees. Essence Staff, Essence, 10 May 2024 If Purple Lotus boosts the downtown San Jose economy, that would be a welcome turn of events for the city’s urban core. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 3 May 2024 The most distressing turn of events came in preseason with linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, a promising third-round pick who was expected to play a role on defense, suffered a torn ACL and was lost for the season. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 May 2024 In a surprising turn of events, Northland College will keep its doors open come fall under a new and smaller model with fewer majors. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 1 May 2024 The most recent turn of events is that the rapper is allegedly filing for primary custody of their 2-year-old daughter Monaco. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 12 Apr. 2024 The remarkable turn of events has transformed a widening rift between Biden and Netanyahu into a public chasm. Toluse Olorunnipa, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 Many observers saw the turn of events as proof of the resilience of democracy in Senegal, a country in a tough neighborhood. Ruth MacLean, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Many within the Dodgers organization seemed shocked by the whiplash turn of events during the past 24 hours and were hesitant to speak about the issue that immediately sparked intense social media speculation. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024

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“Turn of events.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20of%20events. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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