a turnabout, especially a reversal of opinion or policy.
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How to use volte-face in a sentence
It leaves out only the actual reason for her abrupt, 11th-hour volte-face.
They turned tail with screams and fled to a distance, more than one falling in the sudden volte-face.The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
She destroyed whatever chance there was of a sudden volte-face on its part—and oh, the glorious uncertainty of this class of cat!Somehow Good | William de Morgan
And for all their talk of freedom, Lennan could see the volte-face his friends would be making, if they only knew.The Dark Flower | John Galsworthy
The Commune in Paris caused a complete volte face of the liberal bourgeoisie in Denmark, as elsewhere.Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth | George Brandes
Bulgaria's present volte-face is no chance product of panic, but a logical step in her national policy.World's War Events, Volume III | Various
British Dictionary definitions for volte-face
a reversal, as in opinion or policy
a change of position so as to look, lie, etc, in the opposite direction
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