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1. I concocted a whole list of factual statements about a supposed crime, rather in the way a detective might in the closing stages of a criminal investigation just before the denouement is reached, and decided to let the students solve the mystery. — The Perils of Teaching « Tales from the Reading Room

2. For instance, when we read a detective novel, we have a different experience of the story before and after the denouement is reached. — Not A Review of Lolita « Tales from the Reading Room

The dictionary definitions for Denouement are as follows:
1. The final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
2. The place in the plot at which this occurs.
3. The outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

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