deus ex machina

[ dey-uh s eks mah-kuh-nuh, dee-uh s eks mak-uh-nuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF deus ex machina
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Nor do we behold a deus ex machina who is certain to do all that is mild and just.

But there was always a deus ex machina for us when we were in trouble.

This bigot who had once been the means of his undoing, was to be the deus ex machina.

But this would be Deus ex machina, as much as in the system of occasional causes.

It is from this that the well-known phrase "Deus ex machina" has its origin.

He was a deus ex machina to me—I quite jumped at him, I assure you!

Ann had been the deus ex machina of the house since Christa's babyhood.

I believe that in the end Marchetto will be the deus ex machina who will pull us out of all our difficulties.

Hence a deus ex machina has to be evoked, who, like all such gods, cuts the Gordian knot in bungling fashion.

Chief engineer of the Antoinette Works and deus ex machina of the type.