volte-face[ volt-fahs, vohlt-; French vawltuh-fas ]SEE DEFINITION OF volte-face
Synonyms for volte-face
- change in direction
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VOLTE-FACE
It was the same as that which he had for Hincks's volte-face. '
For if the volte-face is general, the only embarrassment arises from not executing it.
But Russia's betrayal is not sufficient to account for the Serbian volte-face.
Such a volte-face as this was not only palpably unjust, it was altogether too nimble a bit of gymnastics for Duplay to appreciate.
What will justify such a volte-face and with what excuse can he repudiate the principles with which he justified his takeover?
The volte-face sounds more abrupt than it really was if it be remembered that he never had more than one object in view at a time.
And for all their talk of freedom, Lennan could see the volte-face his friends would be making, if they only knew.
These four factors coalesced during 1948 and led to a reassessment of policy and, finally, to a volte-face.
Lastly, they have, in its highest development, the capacity to make a volte-face with grace and equanimity.
Bulgaria's present volte-face is no chance product of panic, but a logical step in her national policy.