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upshot (noun) result; outcome.

The result of a series of events is its upshot. The upshot of all the quarrels was that he had to leave the place and settle elsewhere. This means that the result of all the quarrels was his leaving the place and settling elsewhere.

  • The upshot of the series of negotiations between the management and the workers’ union was that the workers lost in the bargain. The result of the negotiation was not in favor of the workers.
  • The upshot of the recent weeks’ happenings has been that Fred was established as the unchallenged leader of the group. The events through the weeks led to Fred proving himself the strongest leader of the group.
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