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Word: windfall

Definition: fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event


Sentences Containing 'windfall'

Although riskier than a typical European bond, the UK Premium Bond offers the chance of enjoying a significantly larger windfall.
But Draper had successfully converted an ever-diminising equity in The Draper Company into a $100,000,000 windfall investment in Rockwell International Preferred Stock when Rockwell began attaining new levels of profitability as the Vietnam War expanded.
Georgina, without any finances and refusing to accept charity, decides that her wedding must be put off due to the financial obligations, but Virginia and Geoffrey conspire to secretly transfer £2000 from Virginia's investments to Georgina as a last-minute windfall from James' estate and the wedding is set for June 12, flourished with a massive cake baked by Mrs. Bridges.
In January 2007, he presented a programme "Tonight" on Council Tax Cashback, a campaign to get everyone in the UK to check and potentially challenge their Council Tax band, that first started on his website and has led, according to his website, to "many" backdated windfall payments resulting from thousands of claims.
Khalfani-Cox once appeared on "Oprah" "Are You Ready for a Windfall 2006", the "Dr. Phil Show" "Where'd the Money Go", Dr. Oz, Anderson, The Talk, the "Tyra Banks Show, Rachael Ray," and on other shows on networks ranging from CNN and MSNBC to FOX Business Network and BET.
Since his windfall Daniel has been keen to impress new GP Zara Carmichael.
The little man stood glancing from one to the other of us with half-frightened, half-hopeful eyes, as one who is not sure whether he is on the verge of a windfall or of a catastrophe.
The subsequent windfall and alliance with Merck permitted Emmanuel to add dormitories so it could start admitting men in 2001, sparking a sustained revival that has made Emmanuel one of the fastest growing colleges in New England.
This element of chance appeals to a section of society who will take a lower guaranteed return in the hope of a windfall.
This windfall enabled Sébastiani and General of Division Jean François Leval to make the bogus claim that they lost no guns at Talavera.
Until 2001, Emmanuel was a women's college primarily known for training teachers but long-time President Sister Janet Eisner used the windfall to secure millions in federal science grants to fund the construction of a $50 million science center.
While early reports about the management of the Altcourse prison were favourable, the financing of the project drew criticism after it emerged that former owner GSL had managed to make a £10 million windfall from the contracts.

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