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Deus ex machina

Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty.

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"Deus ex machina" Quotes from Famous Books

... wheel; but a productive spinning, as the revolving of the universe may be called a productive spinning, a productive repetition through eternity, to infinity. And this is the Godmotion, this productive repetition ad infinitum. And Gerald was the God of the machine, Deus ex Machina. And the whole productive will of man was ...
— Women in Love • D. H. Lawrence

Words linked to "Deus ex machina" :   causal agency, cause, causal agent

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