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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVENTS

But the first words he uttered showed a total unconsciousness of past events.

At all events, he was left standing on the doorstone, and no one came to bid him enter.

Were all the events of life combining to ruin or to save him?

At all events, this was a subject upon which I received no enlightening from their confidant.

George must be found; if I can help it, he shall not leave England—at all events, not in this way.

Furthermore, events are related which took place after Joshua's death.

And here we close our account of the events which led to the Peloponnesian War.

Mr. Winship made no further attempt to interfere with events.

The march of events was rapid even for him, who was not slow in anything he undertook.

The purposes for which events occur in this world are not self-evidently clear.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French event, from Latin eventus "occurrence, accident, event, fortune, fate, lot, issue," from past participle stem of evenire "to come out, happen, result," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Event horizon in astrophysics is from 1969.

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