Definition of Turn of events

1. Noun. An unforeseen development. "Events suddenly took an awkward turn"

Exact synonyms: Turn, Twist
Generic synonyms: Development
Derivative terms: Turn, Turn, Turn

Definition of Turn of events

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A deviation from the expected course of events. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn Of Events

turn away
turn back
turn back the clock
turn down
turn down ratio
turn flukes
turn heads
turn in
turn in one's grave
turn indicator
turn inside-out
turn into
turn into a pumpkin
turn loose
turn of events (current term)
turn of logs
turn of phrase
turn of the century
turn of the year
turn off
turn on a dime
turn on its head
turn on one's heel
turn one's back
turn one's nose up
turn one's stomach
turn out

Literary usage of Turn of events

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The French in America During the War of Independence of the United States by Thomas Balch (1891)
"... Pe'rouse with 1500000 livres—The Viscount de Rochambeau stays at Versailles—Owing to the turn of events the sending of reinforcements is stopped—Amount ..."

2. The Period of the Reformation 1517 to 1648 by Ludwig Häusser, Wilhelm Oncken (1884)
"THE turn of events. The Complications in Scotland, 1637-39.—The Tumult at Edinburgh. —The Covenant, 1638.—The General Assembly at Glasgow, November, 1638. ..."

3. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"He eagerly watched every turn of events and his counsels were more frequently adopted than those perhaps of any other prophet. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"FRANCE is tranquil, on the surface almost as dead as Fingland ; though the heart still beats with anxiety for the next turn of events, and with hopes foi ..."

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