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act of God in law, a sudden unforeseen event, esp. a natural disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or tornado, that is caused entirely by forces of nature and could not have been prevented.
curve ball an unforeseen or unexpected event that takes one by surprise or catches one off guard. [1/2 definitions]
emergency a serious situation or sudden crisis, usu. unforeseen, that requires immediate action.
hitch1 an unforeseen delay or obstacle; catch or snag. [1/9 definitions]
shipwreck unforeseen destruction; ruin. [2/6 definitions]
sudden occurring without notice or warning; unforeseen. [1/2 definitions]
unseen not anticipated; unforeseen. [1/2 definitions]