the unforeseen

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I was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous shoals if I could only have change -- change and the excitement of the unforeseen.
Starting at the unforeseen concluding exclamation of the so suddenly scornful old man, Stubb was speechless a moment; then said excitedly, I am not used to be spoken to that way, sir; I do but less than half like it, sir.
Welcome the unforeseen," he says again, by way of a counsel of perfection in the matter of culture, "but give to [35] your life unity, and bring the unforeseen within the lines of your plan.
We find it impossible to avoid mistakes even in determining who has committed a single criminal act, and the problem how far a man is to be held responsible for the unforeseen consequences of his own deed is one that might well make us tremble to look into it.
Both were silent for a moment, as if dismayed by the unforeseen trend of their words: then she said in a low voice: "If that is it--is there some one else?
As it has been well expressed in the paradox of Poe, wisdom should reckon on the unforeseen.
There seemed never to be an end to the things they had to buy and to the unforeseen contingencies.
The life to which poor Kate Nickleby was devoted, in consequence of the unforeseen train of circumstances already developed in this narrative, was a hard one; but lest the very dulness, unhealthy confinement, and bodily fatigue, which made up its sum and substance, should deprive it of any interest with the mass of the charitable and sympathetic, I would rather keep Miss Nickleby herself in view just now, than chill them in the outset, by a minute and lengthened description of the establishment presided over by Madame Mantalini.
The Unforeseen Occurrence: A True Story is tale of a man who became lost in the alluring and all-consuming bustle of the fast life, and then became afflicted with a medically catastrophic event.
Although receiving commentary on the issue, the IRS chose not to include marriage, bankruptcy of the taxpayer's employer (not resulting in the loss of the taxpayer's employment) and adoption, as specific-event sate harbors under the unforeseen circumstances exception.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties such as when the travel industry, and the economy in general, will return to a more robust level of activity, insufficient demand for and market acceptance of DataWave's present or future products, emergence of companies with competing or superior products and/or services, unforeseen changes in the software and hardware technology used in connection with DataWave's technology and products, the unforeseen delays or costs of entering new markets, or technical difficulties in developing new products.
121-3T(b)(5), one key requirement to qualify for the unforeseen circumstances exception is that the circumstances that gave rise to the residence sale or exchange were not reasonably foreseeable when the taxpayer began using the property as a personal residence.

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