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Used to present a new scene, situation, or turn of events, often with the suggestion that although surprising, it could in fact have been predicted.‘you took me out and, lo and behold, I got home to find my house had been ransacked’
- ‘And lo and behold, it turns out it was exactly a year ago today.’
- ‘Families and feminists square off in the tax debate over tax fairness - and lo and behold, families are winning.’
- ‘But lo and behold, he finds himself in court and ordered, under the laws of the land, to increase his prices.’
- ‘I was walking through Chelsea last night when, lo and behold, I see a laundromat.’
- ‘Then he went into hip hop and, lo and behold, it turned out fine.’
- ‘Sometimes other people happen to be championing the artist at the same time, and lo and behold, they get national radio play.’
- ‘I did what he suggested and lo and behold, I had the power to beat those road monsters.’
- ‘And lo and behold, I think he's out of the government now, which is a really good thing.’
- ‘Today though, I decided to call them myself - and lo and behold, they've promised not to send any more stuff to the wrong address.’
- ‘So she went and turned the TV on, and lo and behold, there he was on television.’
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