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noun as in unexpected, undesirable event; often physically injurious

noun as in chance event

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She said any liability for possible accidents would be on the gym or coaches, not the school or district.

The FAA has tentatively approved multiple design changes to prevent such an accident in the future and the plane could be certified to resume operations in the fall.

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This means that I would have a five percent chance of finding a difference that size by accident alone.

The most important accident, I discovered much later, was that I built Frog Fractions in chronological order, and I designed each scene to follow naturally from the previous ones.

This pot comes in a few different sizes and includes easy-to-grip, safe handles to prevent any accidents or messes.

Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.

The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.

Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”

If there are 162 confirmed deaths from Flight 8501, this would make 2014 the worst year for accident deaths since 2005.

What conflicts do exist between them derive from misunderstanding and accident.

My father, who was a professional cricketer, was smashed up by an accident, and I had three horrible years in employment in shops.

Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.

“Of course we know it, sir,” rejoined Fogg, slapping his pocket—perhaps by accident.

The violent shock dazed Malcolm for a second, but all might yet have been well were it not for an unavoidable accident.

An accident occurred on the Panama rail road, recently put in operation, by which 43 persons were killed, and 60 wounded.


On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accident, such as: calamity, casualty, disaster, hazard, mishap, and pileup.

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