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Definition of accidently

"Accidently" is probably misspelled. Trying accident instead Definition of accident

1. accident [ n ] a mishap; especially one causing injury or death

Used in print:

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Certainly there would be less anxiety , fewer accidents ( it is the clumsy child who sustains the worst injuries ) , and higher scholastic averages , since alert children work better .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

But Mary would soon no_longer be living there , for she would be notified in a_few days that her husband had died in an accident while on a flight to Tahiti .

There was no such thing as an `` accident '' .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

Such items recall the California journalist who reported an accident involving a movie_star : `` The area in which Miss_N - was injured is spectacularly scenic '' .

Synonyms accident Related Terms mishap injury crash shipwreck fatal_accident collision

2. accident [ n ] anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Nor is it an accident that baseball , growing into the national game in the last 75 years , has become a microcosm of American life , that learned societies such_as the American_Folklore_Society and the American_Historical_Association were founded in the 1880's , or that courses in American literature , American civilization , American anything have swept our school and college curricula .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

When he came to the movies - more_or_less by accident - they were still cheap entertainment capable of enthralling the unthinking for an idle few minutes .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

Indeed we should say , on_the_contrary , that the accident of our later discovery made no difference whatever to the badness of the animal 's pain , that it would have been every whit as bad whether a chance passer-by happened later to discover the body and feel repugnance or not .

Synonyms accident chance_event fortuity Related Terms happening coincidence break lottery hap

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