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    as it happened

    The crystal beads, as it happened, could not be seen, because Maria's grey silk dress and warm grey wool pelisse, also trimmed with white lamb's wool, reached to her ankles.

    what is the meaning of as it happened in this sentence?

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    Re: as it happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    The crystal beads, as it happened, could not be seen, because Maria's grey silk dress and warm grey wool pelisse, also trimmed with white lamb's wool, reached to her ankles.

    what is the meaning of as it happened in this sentence?
    It means "the way it actually occured". I might say it this way if the situation turned out differently than I expected. Maria may have wanted someone to see the crystal beads or she may have been worried that someone would see them, however what really happened was different from what she expected.

    eg. The heavy snowfall, as it turned out, was not as bad as predicted by the weather office. We only recieved 1 cm. of snow

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